Falmouth Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
Whether you are based in Falmouth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Have I got a injury claim?
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
In most cases, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Calculate your compensation
The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.
Road traffic accident claims in Falmouth
Our network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Falmouth.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Falmouth are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,907.
Further information: Road accident compensation
Work accident claims in Falmouth
We have handled claims for injured claimants, from construction workers to employment advice workers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Cornwall local authority collated under legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|RIDAGGR 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|
Further information: Accident at work compensation claims
Other claims we handle
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people affected by major injury. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors work hard for compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitors engage with medical providers, insurers and the Courts ensuring people affected by serious accidents receive the support they need. Injury and illness held to be serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to spinal cord damage.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Slips, trips and falls
Official data reveal that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Cornwall and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by another person, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) accident claims injuries such as sprained wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on the Quay and on Market Strand.
Clinical negligence in Falmouth
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims
Falmouth No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Falmouth and across the UK.
Read more: No win, no fee compensation.
Meet the QLS team
Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Falmouth and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.
What experience does Quittance have of claims in Falmouth?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors that helps people in Falmouth, Cornwall and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Cornwall get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
What issues to think about when choosing the best personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Read Falmouth personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are deciding which solicitor to act for you.
Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The variation in the amount of success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?81,003 for deafness can vary from ?48,602 to ?68,852.
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