Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

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Each year, we help injured people in Bodmin, Cornwall and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Bodmin

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Bodmin's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver.

Whether you were hurt in a crash at a junction, or were involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bodmin

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whatever your job is, whether you fractured a bone or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

The panel of solicitors have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Bodmin No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bodmin injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bodmin, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance handled many claims in Bodmin?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Bodmin, Cornwall and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Cornwall get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Bodmin

Quittance's 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.

Bodmin work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident figures for the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified71
Electrocution3
Machinery related injury25
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)6
Fall from height81
Animal related3
Lifting152
Physical assault19
Slip or trip192
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object75
Crushed by something collapsing5

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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