Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Penzance or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown 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.
Your solicitor will consider how your claim relates to these issues.
What issues to consider when picking the right injury lawyer
It can take months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer legal guidance and practical advice.
Will you need to instruct a local legal firm ?
The location of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near you as you will need to go to a medical exam.
The difference in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is an important consideration for Claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £12,379 for chest injuries could conceivably vary from £7,427 to £10,522.
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Penzance solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors can differ.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing when deciding which lawyer to select.
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Compensation claims we handle
Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped people get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Penzance
Accidents involving vehicles in Penzance are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,907. Accidents in the Penzance region in 2013 included car crashes on the A30 and B3311 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A30 and B3315 crossroads.
Quittances network of accredited personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the highest damages for anyone hurt in a road accident in Penzance.
Penzance serious injury compensation
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay.
Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of solicitors work with Courts, medical professionals and insurance providers, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by major accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm, paralysis and chemical burns.
Slips, trips and falls
Government statistics stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work in Cornwall in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently connected to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken toes suffered on spillages are also quite common with slips having happened on St. Clare Street and on Holly Terrace.
Medical and clinical negligence in Penzance
Medical negligence, which is correctly called clinical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our highly experienced panel of solicitors covering Penzance have assisted with clinical negligence claims filed against NHS and private hospitals including West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance), St Clare Street, Penzance, TR18 2PF.
Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from forklift drivers to petroleum engineers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness data in the Cornwall local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Penzance
When the compensation claim is successful, the fees for your lawyer must be covered by the Defendant. When your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees.
A success fee can be charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, the 'success fee' is deducted from the compensation settlement and is in most cases 25 percent.
The No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of your solicitor's legal costs in the event that you do not win the injury claim. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about the process. The right information helps you make the right decision for you.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to start your personal injury claim?
You can start a injury claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to the Quittance team.
If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before starting, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.