Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help
We have helped injured people in Alsager, Cheshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether a child was injured or whether liability can be proved.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Alsager road accident claims
You have the right to claim injury compensation if you are injured on Alsager's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident on Alsager's roads, or were involved in a hit-and-run, Quittance's guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Alsager
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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 negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.
Find out more: Medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
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.
The 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.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Alsager 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, Alsager 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 Alsager, Cheshire 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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
What experience does Quittance have of claims in Alsager?
Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Alsager, Cheshire and throughout the country, get compensation.
Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Cheshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to ladder accidents.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
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.
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.