Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
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 .
Making an injury 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.
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.
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.
What kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Saltash and Cornwall?
Quittance's network of solicitors help Claimants in Saltash and Cornwall whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Saltash
Medical negligence (more precisely referred to as clinical negligence) is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional, National Health Service or private. Quittance's select panel of personal injury solicitors covering Saltash have helped Claimants with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include St Barnabas Hospital, Higher Port View, Saltash, PL12 4BU.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||35||20||25|
|Exposed to fire||5||3||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||18||10||6|
|Fall from height||65||59||81|
|Slip or trip||247||215||192|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||9||11|
|Struck by object||86||61||75|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||5|
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.
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Saltash
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Saltash are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs 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.
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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Saltash
Were you to be successful, the fees for your lawyer must be covered by the other side. In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means that their fees will not be charged.
Will I need to pay extra fees?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information. Information will help you make the right choice for you.
Find answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the FAQ section.
Start a injury claim
Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin your claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can start your injury claim online here.
Quittance's specialist team are ready to help. You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.