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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Medical negligence - more correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence - is where an injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty on the part of a GP or any other medical professional. An example case could be an A&E compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Wadebridge have helped Claimants with legal action brought against hospitals including Bodmin Community Hospital, Boundary Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QT.

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

No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Wadebridge

Lawyers taking care of Wadebridge injury claims usually work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The agreement prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the case is lost.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there will be no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

FAQs

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.