Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Saltash, Cornwall and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether liability can be proved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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
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:
Saltash road accident claims
Road users can claim compensation if they have been injured on Saltash's roads because of another party's negligence.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Saltash
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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.
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
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
Saltash 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, Saltash 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 Saltash, 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.
How do I start a claim?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.