A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Torpoint or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a Torpoint personal injury solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Torpoint

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Torpoint are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,907.

Our group of expert no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Torpoint.

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Work accident claims in Torpoint

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the army to technical sales engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident data in the Cornwall local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

HSE reported work accidents in Cornwall Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified7011271
Electrocution623
Machinery related injury352025
Exposed to fire532
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)18106
Fall from height655981
Animal related1383
Lifting228176152
Physical assault202519
Slip or trip247215192
Struck against311717
Struck by moving vehicle11911
Struck by object866175
Crushed by something collapsing335

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Other claims

Torpoint solicitors for serious injury claims

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.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis.

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Slip, trip and fall 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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Torpoint

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

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Torpoint 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 Torpoint and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Torpoint and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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.

FAQs

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.

Help for those seeking a solicitor

Identifying a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

how can you ensure you instruct the best company for 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?

Look into 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.

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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.

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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