Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
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.
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?".
Claims our network of solicitors conducts in Penryn and Cornwall
Quittance's panel of experienced solicitors assist clients in Penryn whose situations led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained in Penryn include:
Road traffic accidents 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.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||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|
Legal advisors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).
Clinical and medical negligence in Penryn
Medical negligence, more precisely referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Cornwall and Penryn have handled clinical negligence compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Falmouth Hospital, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, TR11 2JA.
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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Penryn
When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means that the lawyer's fees will not be charged. If you win your case, your legal costs are settled by the losing party (or their insurer).
A 'success fee' can be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be taken out of your compensation award and will be in most cases 25%.
Do I have to pay extra fees?
Some firms may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
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How to get your injury claim started
You can begin a injury claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Quittance's expert team are ready to help. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.