A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for 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.

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Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Alsager

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Alsager

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Alsager

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

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.

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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.

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Alsager No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Alsager and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Alsager and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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FAQs

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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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