Personal Injury & Accidents

Personal Injury and Accidents

 

None of us expects an accident or major personal injury to happen as we go about our daily lives.  But traumatic events do occur, leaving victims and their families having to rebuild their lives, or tragically, continue life without a loved one.

 

If an accident or personal injury occurs as a result of negligence on the part of an individual, organisation or public body, you may be able to sue for compensation.

 

Nalders Solicitors is the foremost personal injury law firm in the West Country.  Our experience, innovative approach and client service cannot be matched.  We offer “no-win, no-fee” arrangements for certain cases, allowing you to bring a claim for compensation without risking what may be precarious financial resources.

 

Our personal injury team can advise and represent you in claims for:

 

  • Road accidents
  • Trips, slips and falls
  • Accidents at work
  • Industrial disease
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) Claims
  • Motor Insurer Bureau (MIB) Claims

 

Compensation can never replace what is lost by anyone who has suffered a traumatic personal injury, but it can help towards rehabilitation costs and provide the financial security to allow you and your family to move towards a brighter future.

 

To find out more about how we can advise you on personal injury and accidents, please fill in our contact form, or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333.

 

Road Accidents

Road accidents can cause devastating injuries and even death.  If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, either in the UK or abroad, our personal injury team can help you to claim compensation.

 

From whiplash claims to serious head and spinal injuries, we have the experience required to bring a strong case for compensation.  Unlike some claims companies, our personal injury team are fully-qualified solicitors and work as part of a partner-led, full- service law firm.

 

Why choose us?

 

We have been serving clients in our region and beyond for 225 years.  When it comes to managing road accident claims, we provide expert, practical advice to clients, swiftly cutting through the legalese and concentrating on what matters – your recovery – and securing compensation for the suffering you have endured.

 

Nalders Solicitors has been awarded a Lexcel accreditation by the Law Society of England and Wales, which provides evidence of our detailed client care and our strict processes and procedures which we apply to any case we are instructed on.

 

How compensation can help road accident victims

 

Survivors of road accidents, be they in a vehicle, on a motorbike, a cyclist or a pedestrian, often need dedicated, ongoing rehabilitation and support to make a full recovery.  If the accident was not your fault, compensation, usually paid out by the insurer of the person found to be negligent, can help you pay for treatment.  If you are the main wage earner in your family, compensation can also provide the financial support you need to pay the bills whilst you recuperate.

 

We will push for an early settlement of your claim so you can get on with rebuilding your life as soon as possible.

 

To make an appointment with one of our personal injury team to discuss claiming compensation following a road accident, please fill in our contact form, or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333.

Trips, Slips and Falls

Trips, slips and falls are some of the most common types of personal injury claims.  As one of Cornwall’s largest legal practices, the personal injury team at Nalders Solicitors has successfully claimed compensation for hundreds of victims who have suffered injury from falling, slipping or tripping.

 

Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere.  We have acted for claimants who have suffered serious injuries from incidents occurring:

 

  • in shops
  • on footpaths
  • at someone else’s home
  • at work
  • at a public event, such as a concert
  • at school

 

We provide expert legal advice and unlike some personal injury claims companies, we are a law firm, first and foremost.  Your case will not be passed onto anyone else and our personal injury team is partner-led.  We also hold a Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to professional processes and procedures when dealing with our clients.

 

Assessing your compensation claim

 

To make a valid claim for compensation if you have been injured by tripping, slipping or falling, you must prove three things:

 

  1. the other party owed you a duty of care;
  2. they breached that duty; and
  3. because of that breach, you suffered damage (as in an injury)

 

A classic example of negligence is where a shop owner knows their floor is wet but fails to warn customers of the danger.  If a customer subsequently slips on the wet floor, the shop owner could be liable for negligence.  Therefore, supermarkets and other stores usually put a small sign out in front of wet floors; to protect their customers, but also to limit their liability.

 

If you have suffered a broken limb after tripping over a pothole in the footpath, the local body responsible for the footpath’s maintenance could be sued for negligence.

 

We have managed hundreds of claims like the examples mentioned above and countless other scenarios where a person has been injured because of a trip, slip or fall.  If you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation.  Let us manage your claim for you, quickly and professionally, so you can get on with your recovery.

 

To make an appointment with one of our personal injury team to discuss claiming compensation following a trip, slip or fall, please fill in our contact form, or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333..

Accidents at Work

All of us have the right to assume that when we leave for work in the morning, we will come home safe and sound that night.  For some, however, that assumption is shattered forever following an accident at work.

 

If you have been injured on the job, our personal injury team can establish whether your employer was to blame or not.  If they did not have adequate measures in place to protect your safety, they may be liable for compensation.

 

Types of work accidents

 

Accidents at work can encompass a wide range of injuries, including;

 

  • lost limbs
  • brain and spinal injuries
  • burns and scalds
  • broken limbs
  • deep flesh wounds
  • injuries to the eyes

 

We have decades of experience dealing with all types of work injury claims.  We can quickly establish whether your employer may have breached their duty of care to you and can engage expert evidence to establish that this breach of duty caused you damage.

 

Why choose our personal injury team?

 

Unlike some personal injury claims companies, our personal injury solicitors work as part of a full-service, partner-led law firm.  Nalders Solicitors is one of the oldest and largest firms in Cornwall, having served Cornish people for 225 years.  We are fully regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and hold a Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales which requires us to maintain meticulous standards when it comes to client care and professional processes and procedures.

 

Court action is normally avoidable

 

Some people are reluctant to bring a personal injury claim against their employer as they fear they must face them in court.  Rest assured, a vast majority of personal injury cases settle early and we actively encourage alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation to save clients from the stress of litigation proceedings.

 

To make an appointment with one of our personal injury team to discuss claiming compensation following an accident at work, please fill in our contact form, or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333.

Industrial Disease

Industrial disease can be devastating and in some cases, deadly.  We understand the deep trauma that can be caused by industrial diseases, especially for people whose condition has taken decades to develop.  Our personal injury team will assess your case in a sensitive, caring manner, establishing quickly whether you have a valid compensation claim.

 

Types of industrial disease

 

We have experience in dealing with all types of industrial disease, including those developed from working in Cornwall’s copper and tin mines.  We have supported and fought for generations of local people and their families to secure them the compensation they deserve.  Types of claims we have worked on include:

 

  • asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, lung cancer
  • dermatitis and other skin conditions
  • industrial deafness
  • Black lung and other mining-related diseases

 

An employer has a legal obligation (otherwise known as a duty of care) to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.  If they breach this duty of care, and this has caused you to contract an occupational disease, then your employer may be liable to pay you compensation for the damage they have caused you.

 

Locating employers

 

Some occupational diseases can take years to manifest.  If the employer who you believe caused your illness has died or gone out of business, we can still make a claim against their insurance company.  We have the resources to track down employers and/or their insurers, and failing that, there are some statutory compensation schemes that may apply which we will advise you of.

 

If you are suffering from an industrial disease, come and talk to us about how we can assist you with a claim for compensation.  Nothing can replace the years you may have lost, but a compensation payout may alleviate some of the financial stress on you and your family.

 

To make an appointment with one of our personal injury team to discuss claiming compensation for industrial disease, please fill in our contact form, or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333.

Catastrophic Injuries

Our experienced personal injury law team provide expert representation in brain and spinal injury compensation claims.

 

Brain and spinal injuries can devastate lives.  Both can require extensive rehabilitation and some sufferers never return to work.  This means funds obtained via compensation can be vital to relieve the financial pressure from victims and their families.  We understand this and will deal with your claim in a sensitive, thorough manner, keeping you informed of progress every step of the way.

 

Why brain and spine injuries are so serious

 

The brain and spine are two of the most critical and sensitive parts of the body and can suffer injury in a variety of ways, from playing sport, to work injuries to accidents resulting from a trip, slip, or fall.

 

One of the difficulties for those suffering from a severe head or spinal injury is having to adjust to a ‘new normal’.  For many, life is never the same again and it takes time and patience to learn to live with new limitations.  This is where funds received from compensation can help, not only to pay for rehabilitation treatment but to alleviate day-to-day financial pressure so you can focus on recovery.

 

Why choose us?

 

We provide expert legal advice and are dedicated to our clients’ well-being.  As part of a full-service law firm, our personal injury team is partner-led and highly-responsive to client needs and requests for information.  We also hold a Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to professional processes and procedures when dealing with our clients.

 

To make an appointment with one of our personal injury team to discuss claiming compensation for a brain or spinal injury, please fill in our contact form, or or telephone us at Truro on 01872 241414 or at St Austell on 01726 879333.

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