Updated: Sunday, 11th September 2016
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.
Making 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.
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.
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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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Compensation claims Quittance conducts in Falmouth and Cornwall
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Falmouth. We can assist with:
Clinical negligence in Falmouth
Clinical negligence (until recently referred to as medical negligence) is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Cornwall and Falmouth have worked on legal action made against health services that include Falmouth Hospital, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, TR11 2JA.
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.
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.
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|
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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 repoetrs 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.
Falmouth No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's fees. Were you to win, your legal costs will be covered by the other party.
A 'success fee' is charged by Falmouth lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is paid out of the Claimant's award and will be usually 25%.
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 your questions answered
We provide clear answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to proceed.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ section.
Start your injury claim
If you are ready to get underway, you can start your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using Quittance's contact form.
Quittance's specialist team help injured people every day. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.