Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Every year, we help injured people in Torpoint, Cornwall and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Torpoint
Torpoint drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt because of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision on Torpoint's roads, our expert team can help. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Torpoint
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cornwall workplace. They are frequently forerunner to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Cornwall local authority) accident claims injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened in the local area.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis.
More about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
We recognise the change injury compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury.
Quittance work to get maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes damages for medical treatment and care costs.
More about Serious injury claims
Torpoint 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, Torpoint 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 Torpoint, 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.
What should I do next?
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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:Call me back
if you can claim
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What experience do you have of claims in Torpoint?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Torpoint, Cornwall and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
We have helped 100's of claimants in Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and injuries sustained at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will you need a local injury lawyer ?
The location of the firm is not important as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.
More details : What is the process for attending a medical?
Torpoint personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.