Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can 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 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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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:

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Wadebridge road accident claims

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Wadebridge, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

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 were injured while working as a zero-hours contractor or a temp worker, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims 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. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Wadebridge, including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Head Office: Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Wadebridge

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you have been injured at an airport or on a pothole, you may be entitled to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Claims for particularly serious injuries might include brain injuries or amputations.

Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

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

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Wadebridge, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Wadebridge No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Wadebridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wadebridge, Cornwall and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Wadebridge and cross the UK.

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:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Wadebridge?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Wadebridge, Cornwall, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to clinical negligence or at your place of work.

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.

Wadebridge solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Wadebridge road accident statistics?

Road accidents in Wadebridge are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 1436 road accidents in Cornwall (1184 slight accidents, 238 accidents and 14 fatalities).

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.

Work accident statistics in Wadebridge

In Cornwall, there were 253 non-fatal work accidents and 0.38 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

HSE-reported Cornwall work accidentsReported 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%

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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator