A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to 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.

Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Liskeard

Worker injured in accident

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

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Road traffic accident claims in Liskeard

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims

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.

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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.

Industrial disease

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

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Medical and clinical negligence in Liskeard

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Liskeard No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Liskeard and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Liskeard, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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