Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Camborne, Cornwall and across the UK get compensation for:

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.

Are there any exceptions?

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:

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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 Camborne

Camborne cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or were involved riding a cycle on Camborne's roads, we can help you take action. This road accident claim guide explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Camborne

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.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a fall or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Camborne 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, Camborne 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 Camborne, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

Specialist solicitors with 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

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.

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.

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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 the 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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