Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you are based in Looe or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
For most claims, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Starting your claim sooner will enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
What to check when choosing the right solicitor
Finding a suitable PI solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Looe (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how can you ensure you instruct the most appropriate law firm for your needs?
The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms is enormous.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £28,020 for chronic asthma might vary from £16,812 to £23,817.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
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.
Claims our panel of lawyers conducts
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Looe. We have helped with:
Looe serious injury compensation
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.
Road accidents in Looe
Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers are experienced in in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Looe.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Looe are common. 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 area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,907.
Medical negligence in Looe
Medical negligence (which is now more properly called clinical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a hospital or other medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Cornwall and Looe have assisted with legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Liskeard Community Hospital, Clemo Road, Liskeard, PL14 3XD.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive figures show that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Fore St and on Barbican Road.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from warehouse assistants to magazine journalists, to claim injury compensation. Work injury data in the Looe local authority are published under regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by colophony.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling compensation claims in Looe
No Win, No Fee agreements (or CFAs) cover injured Claimants from an obligation to settle solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
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No Win, No Fee means that you will face no hidden fees. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Get more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Get your personal injury claim underway
You can begin your claim for compensation here or call 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with Quittance's team.
Contact the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.