Personal injury solicitors

We're here to help.

You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.

We have helped injured people in Truro, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.

How did your injury occur?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

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.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

Check my claim online

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

Calculate my claim

Truro road accident claims

Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 1436 road accidents in Cornwall. There were 1184 slight accidents, 238 accidents and 14 fatal accidents in 2021. Accidents in the Truro area in 2013 included crashes on the A39 and A390 roundabout and on the A39 and B3284 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Truro, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident, we are here to help. our useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Truro

In 2021, there were 490 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Cornwall.

Cornwall work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified11%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related injury4%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1%
Fall from height12%
Animal related0%
Lifting23%
Physical assault3%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as an HGV driver or a care home worker, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Truro, including Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall).

Read more:

Clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Truro

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident occurred when travelling by train or in a playground, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be entitled to claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include spinal or brain injuries, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Truro and cross the UK.

  • Tick icon FREE consultation
  • Tick icon Find out if you can claim
  • Tick icon No obligation to start a claim

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

Call me back

FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Truro?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Truro, Cornwall and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured at your workplace, in a car or bike accident or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Truro personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

Read more:

Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

Read more:

Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

Author:
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator