Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Bollington, Cheshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Bollington

Road users should be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Bollington's roads due to another party's carelessness.

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, we can help. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bollington

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place 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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Bollington 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, Bollington 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 Bollington, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We can help

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the 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.

The 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Bollington

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.

Bollington work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident figures for the Cheshire East Local Authority (2013/14) 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)Reported Injuries
Not specified67
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance6
Fall from height34
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying103
Physical assault31
Slip, trip or fall111
Struck against21
Struck by moving vehicle13
Hit by object49
Crushed by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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