A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Wadebridge or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 24, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Wadebridge, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must 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.

Your solicitor will consider how each of the points will relate to your case.

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Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Wadebridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from kitchen workers to volunteer work organisers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics in the Cornwall local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

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

Further information: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wadebridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Wadebridge are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1804 accidents (1584 slight accidents, 193 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cornwall local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,907.

Our network of skilled personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting optimum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Wadebridge.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cornwall. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a carrying injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like sprained arms suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite common with incidents having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Wadebridge

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. Our network of expert lawyers work hard for compensation for severe injuries. This includes reimbursement for medical and care costs.

Our panel of law firms have aided families collect damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to lead poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Wadebridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Wadebridge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Wadebridge, from fast track claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet the 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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How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Wadebridge?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Wadebridge, Cornwall and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Cornwall seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What points to think about when finding the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly critical as injury cases are typically run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.

More details : Do you have a medical centre in or near Wadebridge?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for scarring, for example, ranges from ?6,050 to ?18,370 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Wadebridge

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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