Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Bude or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Your solicitor will discuss these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Identifying a suitable lawyer for your case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.
With 49 offices within 25 miles of Bude (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the best law firm to work with?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Do I need to select a local Bude solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not very critical as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a company that has national medical centres as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
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Legal claims Quittance handles in Bude
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Bude and throughout Cornwall. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Bude
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Bude have been instructed on claims filed against hospitals that include Stratton Hospital, Hospital Road, Stratton, Bude, EX23 9BP.
Bude serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants.
A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of law firms have aided people collect damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious include benzene poisoning and brain tumours.
Accidents at work
We have helped Claimants, from members of the air force to charities administrators, to claim compensation. Work injury information in the Cornwall local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority||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|
Slips and trips
Health and Safety figures indicate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident in the Cornwall workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often lead to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like pulled muscles happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened on Lana and on Cross Park.
Road accidents in Bude
Accidents involving vehicles in Bude are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 27 fatal accidents, 193 serious accidents and 1584 slight accidents in 2013 in Cornwall (Total events were 1804 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,907.
Quittances panel of expert legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Bude.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Bude
Lawyers looking after Bude injury claims generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents your solicitor from charging you any fees if they lose the case.
A 'success fee' is charged by Bude lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee will be taken from the compensation settlement and will be generally 25 percent.
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Some firms could levy extra costs should the claim fail. Through a Quittance solicitor, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We offer clear information to help people affected by injury choose whether to start a claim.
Find answers to common questions on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to begin a compensation claim?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through the online contact form here.
Our expert team are here to help. You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.