Years of experience helping injured claimants
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Saltash, Cornwall and across the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.
How did your injury occur?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
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).
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.
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.
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:
Saltash road accident claims
Vehicle accidents in Saltash are reasonably common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1436 road accidents in Cornwall in 2021 (1184 slight accidents, 238 accidents and 14 fatal accidents). 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.
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
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 making a claim.
Work injury claims in Saltash
There were 1 fatalities and 490 other work accidents in Cornwall in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Cornwall||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1%|
|Fall from height||12%|
|Slip or trip||29%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||11%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1%|
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.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a motorcycle courier or a roofer, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims 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 a clinic or NHS trust covering Saltash, including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall).
Public place injury claims in Saltash
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether you have been injured on public transport or in a park, you could be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Saltash and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Saltash?
We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Saltash, Cornwall, or anywhere across the UK.
Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or motorbike accident, at your workplace or during a negligent medical procedure.
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.
Saltash personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).