Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Liskeard, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Liskeard

Drivers may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Liskeard's roads due to someone else's negligence.

Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, the Quittance road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Liskeard

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.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you a demolition worker hurt on a building site or a teacher injured at school, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to asthma caused by flour.

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

The 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.

More about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Liskeard No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Liskeard injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Liskeard, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Liskeard?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in Liskeard, Cornwall and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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?".

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.

Read Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Liskeard

Quittance's 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.

Work accident statistics in Liskeard

The latest 2019 work injury stats for the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with regulations by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cornwall Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Unspecified71
Electrocution3
Machinery related injury25
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)6
Fall from height81
Animal related3
Lifting152
Physical assault19
Slip or trip192
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle11
Struck by object75
Crushed by something collapsing5

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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