Updated: Monday, 5th September 2016
Whether you are based in Cornwall or anywhere else in the UK, we can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.
Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Instructing the most suitable solicitor to help you is a key step towards achieving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.
With approximately 75 offices within 25 miles of Cornwall (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal company to act for you?
Cornwall personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture if you are weighing up which lawyer to pick.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
In most cases, 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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).
Which kinds of claims does Quittance handle?
Quittance's panel of lawyers help people in Cornwall whose accidents led to serious injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Cornwall
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is when there has been a failing by a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for South West England and Cornwall have handled compensation claims made against local hospitals that include Newquay Hospital, St. Thomas Road, Newquay, TR7 1RQ.
Road traffic accidents in Cornwall
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cornwall are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal 27 fatal accidents, 193 serious accidents and 1584 slight accidents in 2013 in Cornwall (Total events were 1804 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,907.
Our panel of expert lawyers have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Cornwall.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to communications engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness information for the Cornwall local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||35||20||25|
|Exposed to fire||5||3||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||18||10||6|
|Fall from height||65||59||81|
|Slip or trip||247||215||192|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||9||11|
|Struck by object||86||61||75|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||5|
Cornwall experts for serious injury compensation
The Quittance team understand the vital difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants.
By relieving the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured Claimant, an injury claim helps individuals to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have for many years aided Claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning, serious pharmaceutical error and brain injuries.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South West England. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken arms occurring on potholes are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Fore St.
Cornwall No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
In the event that you are successful, your legal costs are settled by the losing side or their insurer. When your solicitor loses the injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that their fees are not payable.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on possessing the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a lawyer.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to make a personal injury claim?
You can start your injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to an expert solicitor.
Our expert team look forward to helping you. You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.