Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured claimants in Helston, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Helston
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.
Helston work injury claims
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a police officer or a garage mechanic, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.
Helston medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Helston.
Helston public place injury claims
Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.
Whether you have been injured in a supermarket or on a pothole, you could be able to start an injury claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on a claimant.
We work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Helston No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Helston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Helston, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Helston and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Helston?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Helston, Cornwall and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to ladder accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Check Helston personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers can vary.
Reviews can be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for mesothelioma, for example, ranges from £56,650 to £101,750 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Helston claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in Helston
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Helston are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,907.
Quittance's network of skilled personal injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Helston.
What are the Helston work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019 work injury information in the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||25|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||6|
|Fall from height||81|
|Slip or trip||192|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11|
|Struck by object||75|
|Crushed by something collapsing||5|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.