Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Redruth, Cornwall and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.
A short phone call will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in Redruth
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Redruth's roads because of another party's carelessness.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Redruth
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you broke a bone or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
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 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.
Read more about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant impact on a claimant and their family. The panel of lawyers fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. The panel of solicitors have helped claimants affected by major accidents.
Read more about Catastrophic injury claims
Redruth No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Redruth injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Redruth, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
Speak to an expert
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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?
What are the road accident statistics in Redruth
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.
What are the Redruth work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 work accident data in the Cornwall Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority||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.