Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Newquay, Cornwall and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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:
Newquay road accident claims
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Work injury claims in Newquay
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a hospital porter or a forklift driver, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Medical negligence claims in Newquay
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Newquay, including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall).
Public place injury claims in Newquay
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether your accident happened in a hotel or at a public swimming pool, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Serious injury claims
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Newquay 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.
Newquay 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 Newquay, 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 Newquay 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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What is your track record of winning claims in Newquay?
Quittance is a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Newquay, Cornwall and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Cornwall get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
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.
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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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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.