Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

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

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim 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

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 Falmouth

Road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Falmouth's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision on Falmouth's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Falmouth

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Falmouth 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, Falmouth 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 Falmouth, 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

Starting a claim

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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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics 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.

Work accident statistics in Falmouth

The most up to date 2019 accident at work statistics in the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cornwall Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Unspecified71
Electrocution3
Machinery related injury25
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)6
Fall from height81
Animal related3
Lifting152
Physical assault19
Slip or trip192
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object75
Crushed by something collapsing5

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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