A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Bollington or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Bollington solicitor can provide answers and advice.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bollington

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from construction workers to arts administrators, to claim compensation. Work accident figures for the Cheshire East local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bollington

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of no win no fee injury solicitors are experienced in getting the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Bollington.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Bollington are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 15 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1152 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire (Total events were 1357 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 1,338.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents classified under another heading such as being struck by machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent street falls having happened on Sunderland St and on Hurdsfield Rd.

Bollington serious injury compensation

The long-term effect of a serious injury is recognised by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include chemical burns and major surgical negligence.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Bollington

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, for example, to make a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Bollington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bollington and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bollington, from fast track cases to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Bollington?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Bollington, Cheshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Finding the right personal injury lawyer for your claim

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give legal guidance and practical advice.

Are Bollington claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?19,254 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can range from ?11,552 to ?16,366.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Bollington?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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