Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Totnes or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Locating the right personal injury lawyer
Instructing the most appropriate injury lawyer to help you is a key step towards obtaining the most compensation for your accident.
What is the best way to make certain you instruct the best law firm for your case?
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, ranges from £10,175 to £12,100 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Comparing injury solicitors in Totnes - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will you need to go with a local Totnes solicitor ?
Going for a local law firm is not so relevant as cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a firm that has medical facilities near Totnes as Claimants will have to attend a medical examination.
Compensation cases we conduct in Totnes and Devon
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries across Totnes. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:
Slips and trips
Officially reported figures underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Devon workplace. These types of accident are often related to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from NIHL to solvent exposure.
The Quittance team recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team work to get the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of law firms correspond with medical professionals and the Courts to make sure families affected by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.
Road traffic accidents in Totnes
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Totnes are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 2 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 311 slight accidents in 2013 in Torbay (Total events were 364 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 363.
Quittances network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in securing the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Totnes.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to trade union research officers, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Torbay local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Torbay Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||8||0||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||16||9||15|
|Lifting and carrying||58||27||30|
|Slip, trip or fall||61||39||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||5||2|
|Hit by object||19||9||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Clinical and medical negligence in Totnes
Medical negligence - more properly called 'clinical negligence' - is the legal term a failing on the part of a medical professional, either NHS or private. An illustration of this might be a blood clot injury claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Totnes have helped with claims brought against the health service including Totnes Community Hospital, Coronation Road, Totnes, TQ9 5GH.
Totnes No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Were the compensation claim to be won, the costs for your solicitor will be settled by the losing party (or their insurer). When you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs.
Are there hidden fees in the small print to account for?
Some firms may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information as possible. The right answers can help you to make the right decision for your future.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ section.
Get your personal injury claim underway
Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to commence a personal injury claim. Alternatively, you can start the claim online.
If you would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or contact on 0800 612 7456.