Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Looe, Cornwall and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.
A short phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Looe
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Looe, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you were injured riding a bike, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, we can assist. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Looe
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whether you were injured while working as a care home worker or a school teacher, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Looe
When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. We can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Looe.
Public place accidents claims in Looe
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether you were hurt when travelling by train or on a public footpath, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury claims
The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is understood by the Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay.
By limiting the financial stress severe injury places on a claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to focus on their recovery. Our network of expert solicitor firms have helped claimants collect damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include bowel cancer, serious psychiatric harm and eye injuries.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Looe No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Looe injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Looe, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Looe and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
How much experience do you have of handling claims in Looe?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Looe, Cornwall and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and public place accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Injury lawyer reviews in Looe - What to consider
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
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 general, 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 network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.