Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
If you live in Bodmin or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and our network of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
To win a Bodmin personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Beginning your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the lawyer.
Locating the right lawyer for your compensation claim
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Reviews for solicitors in Bodmin
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the amount of success fees charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite significant
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £11,857 for serious thumb injuries might vary from £7,114 to £10,078.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Claims we conduct in Bodmin
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Bodmin and across Cornwall. We can help with:
Road traffic accidents in Bodmin
Quittances network of trained no win no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Bodmin.
Accidents involving vehicles in Bodmin are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,907.
We have handled claims for people, from farm workers to barrister's clerks, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident figures for the Cornwall local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||35||20||25|
|Exposed to fire||5||3||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||18||10||6|
|Fall from height||65||59||81|
|Slip or trip||247||215||192|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||9||11|
|Struck by object||86||61||75|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||5|
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Safety figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cornwall and the UK. They are frequently related to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) litigation for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on tripping on a street are also common with trips having happened on Fore Street.
Bodmin serious injury compensation
We recognise the difference a successful claim can make to seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury puts on an injured person, compensation enables individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitors have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.
Clinical negligence in Bodmin
Clinical negligence (until recently called medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional, NHS or private. An example could be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Bodmin have helped people with compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Bodmin Community Hospital, Boundary Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QT.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of compensation claims in Bodmin
Solicitors taking care of claims in Bodmin and Cornwall generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents your solicitor from charging you any legal costs if the case is lost.
A success fee is levied by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' is taken out of your award or settlement and will be usually 25%.
100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure that No Win, No Fee means the injured party do not have to pay your solicitor's costs if you do not win your claim.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We offer jargon-free answers helping you decide whether to proceed.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a personal injury claim?
If you have chosen to get underway, you can start your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via our contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a lawyer or would like a specific question answered, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or call 0800 612 7456.