Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016

Whether you live in Launceston or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Making a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

How to choose the right personal injury solicitor

Finding the best legal team to assist you is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Launceston SRA website 2015) - what is the best way to make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to advise you?

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 hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £31,625 to £42,460 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service 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.

Reviews for lawyers in Launceston

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

Which cases do you conduct?

Quittance's panel of lawyers assist Claimants get compensation for a range of injury and illness.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Cornwall. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having happened on Westgate St and on St Thomas Road.

Road accidents in Launceston

Our panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Launceston.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Launceston are common with statistics showing a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,907. Accidents in the Launceston area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A30 and A388 junction and on the roundabout of the A388 and B3254 mini-roundabout.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted people, from members of the Royal Navy to it technical support officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Launceston local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified7011271
Electrocution623
Machinery related injury352025
Exposed to fire532
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)18106
Fall from height655981
Animal related1383
Lifting228176152
Physical assault202519
Slip or trip247215192
Struck against311717
Struck by moving vehicle11911
Struck by object866175
Crushed by something collapsing335

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.

Serious injury experts in Launceston

The Quittance team recognise the change a compensation claim will make to people affected by severe injury.

Our panel of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms work with insurance providers, medical professionals and Courts to make sure families impacted by major accidents get the support they need.

Medical and clinical negligence in Launceston

Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. A typical example might be a care home injury claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of solicitors covering Cornwall and Launceston have worked on legal cases filed against health services that include Launceston General Hospital, Link Road, Launceston, PL15 9JD.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Launceston

Should your claim be won, the legal fees are covered by the other party (or their insurer). If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you are not required to pay their legal fees.

A 'success fee' is levied by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is usually 25 percent and will be paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation.

Our No Win, No Fee guarantee

Quittance's network of solicitors promise No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not have to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win your claim. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

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Get started

Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to begin the compensation claim, alternatively you can begin the claim for compensation here.

Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you have any questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.