A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Saltash or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a Saltash personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Saltash

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from catering assistants to retail merchandisers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury figures for the Cornwall local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

HSE 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

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Saltash

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Saltash are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,907. Accidents in Saltash in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A38 and A388 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A38 and B3271 roundabout.

Our panel of proficient no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Saltash.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Saltash

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, to raise a complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from industrial deafness to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Cornwall and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are sometimes related to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a harmful substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having happened on St Stephens Road and on Callington Rd.

Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the vital difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. We work hard for compensation for major injuries. This includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Saltash No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Saltash and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Saltash, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Saltash?

We are a national panel of expert solicitors that assists people in Saltash, Cornwall and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Cornwall get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What factors to check when finding the right personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Do I need a local Saltash solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is less critical as injury cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a law firm that provides national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?15,682 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from ?9,409 to ?13,329.

See How to compare personal injury solicitors

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Saltash

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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