Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Wadebridge, Cornwall and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- 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. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Wadebridge road accident claims
You may be able to claim injury compensation if you were injured on Wadebridge's roads due to the carelessness of another driver.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Wadebridge's roads, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wadebridge
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
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
Wadebridge 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, Wadebridge 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 Wadebridge, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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
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.
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.
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.
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.