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.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Truro, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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
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:
Truro road accident claims
Truro drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured because of another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, we are here to help. This useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Truro
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
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.
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
More claim types
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
Truro 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, Truro 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 Truro, 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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
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.