Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
If you are based in Newquay or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
What to check when finding the right personal injury solicitor
Instructing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards claiming the best settlement or award.
How can you ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice to take on your case?
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers is huge.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £4,373 for a severe thumb dislocation can range from £2,624 to £3,717.
More information How much can you claim?
Read Newquay solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors can vary to a large extent.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which solicitor to work with.
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Legal claims Quittance conducts in Newquay
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries throughout Newquay. Quittance can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Medical and clinical negligence in Newquay
Medical negligence (which is more correctly called clinical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers covering Newquay have helped people with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Newquay Hospital, St. Thomas Road, Newquay, TR7 1RQ.
Newquay specialists for serious injury compensation claims
Quittance understand the critical change an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By relieving the pressure a major injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim helps people to concentrate on recovery. Our panel of specialist law firms engage with medical experts and the Courts ensuring Claimants impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and hydrocarbon poisoning.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Henver Rd.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances group of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Newquay.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newquay are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,907. Accidents in the Newquay area in 2013 included crashes on the A392 and A3058 roundabout and on the A3058 and B3276 roundabout.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from catering assistants to music therapists, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury figures in the Newquay local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority HSE)||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|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Newquay claims
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements preserve Claimants from the requirement to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not win their case.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Newquay solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' is paid out of your compensation settlement and will be generally 25 percent.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs.
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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.
Find out more about the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
Get answers to questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to start?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make your claim for compensation, or you can begin the claim online.
Quittance's specialist team look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.