A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Callington or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Callington

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from electricians to camera operators, to seek financial compensation. Accident information in the Cornwall local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified7011271
Electrocution623
Machinery related injury352025
Exposed to fire532
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)18106
Fall from height655981
Animal related1383
Lifting228176152
Physical assault202519
Slip or trip247215192
Struck against311717
Struck by moving vehicle11911
Struck by object866175
Crushed by something collapsing335

Further information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Callington

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Callington are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,907.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Callington.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Callington

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure instead of financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace. These types of accident are typically related to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a harmful substance accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as sprained arms sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Luckett and on Launceston Rd.

Callington experts for serious injury claims

The Quittance team recognise the vital change injury compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of solicitors have for many years aided Claimants affected by serious accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Callington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Callington and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Callington, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Callington?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Callington, Cornwall and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Cornwall seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Finding the most appropriate solicitor for your case is a key step towards achieving the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Callington (SRA 2015 figures), what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to work with?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 asbestosis, for example, ranges from ?12,210 to ?85,580 (based on 2015 market data).

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Callington?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Are Callington Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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