Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

We have helped injured claimants in Callington, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Callington

Drivers and other road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Callington's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Callington

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Callington 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, Callington 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 Callington, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

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.

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.

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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