A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Redruth or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner should allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Redruth

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of proficient solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for claimants hurt in a road accident in Redruth.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Redruth are not uncommon. 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. Incidents in Redruth in 2013 included traffic collisions on the roundabout of the A3047 and A393 mini-roundabout and on the A393 and B3300 roundabout.

Read more about No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Redruth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed and employed claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to physiotherapists, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident data in the Cornwall local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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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Other claims

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant impact on a claimant and their family. Our panel of lawyers fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of solicitors have helped claimants affected by major accidents.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cornwall. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs happening on spillages are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Tehidy Rd and on Higher Broad Lane.

Medical negligence in Redruth

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to toluene exposure.

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Redruth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Redruth and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Redruth, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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

What is your track record of claims in Redruth?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Redruth, Cornwall and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Cornwall get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and building site accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Redruth

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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 smell could vary between ?20,185 and ?26,620 (based on 2015 market research).

Do I need to select a local Redruth lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Redruth as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Do you have a medical centre in or near Redruth?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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