Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
We have helped injured people in Penryn, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, how close to the claim limitation date you are 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:
Penryn road accident claims
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car crash, we can help you take action. Our guide sets out how to start aroad accident claim.
Penryn work injury claims
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a retail worker or a school teacher, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.
Penryn medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
More about Clinical negligence claims
Penryn public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a park or in a supermarket, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant effect on an injured person and their family.
By limiting the financial pressure serious injury places on a claimant, a compensation claim enables people to focus on their rehabilitation.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Penryn 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.
Penryn 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 Penryn, 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 Penryn 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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Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Penryn?
We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Penryn, Cornwall and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and part-time worker injuries.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
Check Penryn personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Reading reviews can be enlightening if you are mulling over which solicitor to choose.
Read Quittance reviews
Are Penryn claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
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 medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of hearing in one ear could vary between £25,300 and £36,850 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What are the road accident statistics in Penryn
Our group of skilled injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Penryn.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Penryn are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,907. Incidents in the Penryn area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A39 and A393 junction and on the A39 and A394 roundabout.
Work accident statistics in Penryn
The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||25|
|Exposed to fire||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||6|
|Fall from height||81|
|Slip or trip||192|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11|
|Struck by object||75|
|Crushed by something collapsing||5|
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.