A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Truro or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Making your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Truro

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from kitchen workers to translators, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness information for the Cornwall local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Cornwall Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Truro

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Truro are relatively common with statistics showing 27 fatal accidents, 193 serious accidents and 1584 slight accidents in 2013 in Cornwall (Total events were 1804 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,907. Accidents in the Truro area in 2013 included crashes on the A39 and A390 roundabout and on the A39 and B3284 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of best of breed litigators have vast experience in securing maximum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Truro.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Truro

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury

The long-term impact of serious injury will be understood by the Courts when they are determining injury compensation. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off a Claimant enabling them to focus on recovery.

Our network of lawyers work with doctors and health professionals and Courts ensuring families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include poisoning, birth negligence and eye injuries.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded statistics indicate that slips and trips are the single most common accident at work in Cornwall and the UK. They are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a lake drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on pavement ice are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred recently.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to pesticide poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Truro 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 Truro and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Truro, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of claims in Truro?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Truro, Cornwall and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Cornwall get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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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.

How to choose the right solicitor

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is enormous.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?56,388 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary from ?33,833 to ?47,929.

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Truro?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Truro solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to act for you.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

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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