Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Alsager or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Starting your claim sooner should allow the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
Compensation for a claim can take months (possibly years in cases of serious injury) to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.
What should be considered when comparing Alsager solicitor reviews?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary between £11,110 and £21,505 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Alsager?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Which claims does Quittance handle?
Quittance's network of experienced lawyers have assisted Claimants in Alsager whose accidents resulted in serious injury.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Alsager
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Alsager are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show 15 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1152 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire (Total events were 1357 local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,338.
Our network of expert injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Alsager.
Alsager experts for serious injury compensation
The impact of a serious injury is recognised by Courts when they are determining compensation. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden on a Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.
Our panel of expert lawyers have aided Claimants claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy, concussion and lung disease.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Official data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Cheshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like bruised backs happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Sandbach Rd and on Lawton Rd.
Medical and clinical negligence in Alsager
Clinical negligence (at one time called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury or illness follows a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare provider. A common example might be a delayed diagnosis claim. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Cheshire and Alsager have helped people with medical negligence compensation claims brought against health services that include Bradwell Hospital, Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, ST5 7NJ.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from nurses to advertising copywriters, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury statistics in the Cheshire East local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||18||10||20|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||1||6|
|Fall from height||41||37||34|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||2||2|
|Lifting and carrying||171||103||103|
|Slip, trip or fall||161||147||111|
|Struck by moving vehicle||19||11||13|
|Hit by object||60||33||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||4||0|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Alsager claims
When you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means you are not required to pay their fees. Were you to be successful, the fees for your lawyer are settled by the losing party.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Ready to begin your personal injury claim?
You can start your compensation claim here or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to discuss your claim with a personal injury solicitor.
Talk to Quittance's panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.