Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Helston or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert lawyer can provide answers and advice.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?
Choosing a suitable solicitor to help you is a critical step towards claiming the best compensation settlement.
With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Helston (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how do you make certain you instruct the most appropriate one for your specific circumstances?
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 compensation claims do you handle in Helston?
Our panel of solicitors have helped people in Helston and Cornwall whose circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from forklift drivers to higher education administrators, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information in the Cornwall local authority 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||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 accidents 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.
Quittances network of skilled personal injury lawyers are experienced in in negotiating maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Helston.
Clinical and medical negligence in Helston
Clinical negligence, in the past referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a failing by a medical professional. An example might be a pressure sore compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Cornwall and Helston have helped with legal action brought against hospitals including Helston Community Hospital, Meneage Road, Helston, TR13 8DR.
Slips, trips and falls
Reported statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Cornwall workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by hand tools in use, a lifting injury or a river drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Culdrose and on Coinagehall St.
Helston specialists for serious injury compensation
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.
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Helston No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
Were you to win, the fees for your solicitor will be settled by the other party (or their insurance company). When your solicitor does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance promise that No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not need to pay the law firm's legal fees in the event that the claim be unsuccessful. 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 more information
Quittance give jargon-free information helping Claimants determine whether to start an injury claim.
If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Start a personal injury claim
You can begin your injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with the Quittance team.
If you have anything else to ask before starting, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.