A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Penryn or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

To win a Penryn personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Compensation Calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Penryn

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured claimants, from dental nurses to plant breeders, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness data for the Ynys M?n local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury352025
Exposed to fire532
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)18106
Fall from height655981
Animal related1383
Physical assault202519
Slip or trip247215192
Struck against311717
Struck by moving vehicle11911
Struck by object866175
Crushed by something collapsing335

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Road traffic accident claims in Penryn

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims

Serious injury specialists acting in Penryn

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.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Penryn

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure rather than starting an injury claim. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).

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Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred in the area.

Penryn No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Penryn and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Penryn, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding the most suitable solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation award.

What is the best way to ensure you choose the best law firm to help you?

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.

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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?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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