Decades of experience helping accident victims

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How did your injury occur?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. 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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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.

Road accident claims in Camborne

Vehicle accidents in Camborne are relatively common. Official 2021 data recorded 1436 road accidents in Cornwall (1184 slight accidents, 238 accidents and 14 fatalities).

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or injured when riding a bike, we can help you take action. This road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Camborne

In Cornwall, there were 253 non-fatal work accidents and 0.38 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as an electrician or a lifeguard, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Camborne work accidents?

Cornwall work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified11%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related injury4%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1%
Fall from height12%
Animal related0%
Lifting23%
Physical assault3%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

Medical negligence claims in Camborne

When a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Camborne, including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Camborne

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you have been injured on a pothole or in a nightclub, you could be entitled to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

Read more:

Public place accident claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Camborne and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Camborne injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Camborne, Cornwall, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident or due to medical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Camborne injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator