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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

Our services

Each year, we help injured people in Hayle, Cornwall and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether causation can be established.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Hayle road accident claims

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you were injured on Hayle's roads because of the behaviour of another road user.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Hayle's roads, our specialist team can help. This expert guide explains how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hayle

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 their liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by a moving object, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on Connor Hill and on Carnhell Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, to make a formal complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. We work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including damages for private medical treatment and case costs.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms work with medical experts, insurers and the other side's legal representatives to ensure people affected by severe accidents receive the support they need.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hayle 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, Hayle 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 Hayle, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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 experience do the solicitors have of claims in Hayle?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Hayle, Cornwall and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Cornwall get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including public place accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Hayle

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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