Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Hayle or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Hayle, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you
It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
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.
What types of claims do you conduct in Hayle and Cornwall?
Quittance's network of experienced lawyers have assisted individuals receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Slip and trip injuries
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.
Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to health service managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work figures for the Cornwall local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (HSE)||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|
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Hayle are relatively commonplace with a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,907.
Quittances group of knowledgeable no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car accident in Hayle.
Hayle serious injury claims
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Hayle
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our specialist panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Hayle have helped Claimants with claims filed against healthcare providers including St Julia's Hospice, Foundry Hill, Hayle, TR27 4HW.
Hayle No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
If your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. When your compensation claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the losing side.
Will there be any hidden fees?
Quittance promise that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay your lawyer's legal fees should you do not win. Read more about Quittance's 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 further information
Before you choose to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. This can help you make the best decision for your future.
Get more answers before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions.
Ready to begin?
Call us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence your personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin your injury claim online here.
Contact our team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.