Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
If you are based in Liskeard or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
What points to think about when locating the best injury lawyer
Selecting the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is an important step towards achieving the most compensation for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Liskeard, how can you make certain you choose the ideal legal practice for your case?
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £12,100 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Look into Liskeard solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers can differ.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful if you are thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.
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Which claims does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries across Liskeard. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Liskeard
Clinical negligence, previously known as medical negligence, is where an injury or illness is sustained following a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Cornwall and Liskeard have helped Claimants with legal cases made against the health service including Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard, PL14 3XD.
Liskeard serious injury claims
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on a Claimant and their dependants. We fight hard for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Our panel of expert lawyers have aided people receive damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, lung disease and major surgical negligence.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to asthma caused by flour.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from factory workers to insurance risk surveyors, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Liskeard local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government as follows:
|RIDAGGR 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|
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive data reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cornwall and the UK. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Main Street and on East Road.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Liskeard.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Liskeard are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,907.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Liskeard
Should you win, the legal fees will be paid by the losing Defendant or their insurer. In the event that your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their fees.
A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee will be generally 25% and is paid out of your compensation settlement.
Will there be hidden fees?
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay any of your lawyer's costs if the injury claim be unsuccessful. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Quittance give detailed information helping you choose whether to proceed.
Get more information before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions.
Ready to start?
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to commence the claim for compensation, or you can start a injury claim here.
Talk to Quittance's network of specialists today for more information about the process. Request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.