A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Camborne or anywhere in the country, we can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Camborne personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • 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 should allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Camborne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from dental nurses to children's nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Cornwall local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

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

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Road traffic accident claims in Camborne

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Camborne are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,907.

Our network of certified no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Camborne.

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on pavement ice are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Tehidy Rd and on Higher Broad Lane.

Camborne serious injury compensation claims

Quittance recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to seriously injured claimants. Our network of solicitors fight to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of solicitors communicate with doctors, insurance providers and the Courts ensuring families impacted by major accidents get legal and medical support.

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Medical negligence 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 affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

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Camborne 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 Camborne and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Camborne, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Camborne?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Camborne, Cornwall and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.


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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Selecting the most appropriate legal team to assist you is an important step towards achieving the best compensation award.

How do you ensure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to take on your case?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is quite surprising.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?84,625 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems can vary from ?50,775 to ?71,931.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Comparing injury solicitors in Camborne - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not relevant as injury cases can be conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a firm that provides a national network as you will need to go to a medical exam.

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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