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

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

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Cheadle, Greater Manchester and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Cheadle

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Cheadle's roads because of a negligent driver.

Whether you were hurt in a crash, or were injured in a hit-and-run on Cheadle's roads, we can help you take action. Our useful guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cheadle

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 the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Public place injuries

Officially recorded data expose the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK. They are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Stockport Rd and on Old Rectory Gardens.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to severely injured claimants.

Damages will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work with insurance providers and doctors ensuring people affected by severe accidents get the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Cheadle 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, Cheadle 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 Cheadle, Greater Manchester 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Cheadle?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Cheadle, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get compensation.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and road accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate personal injury lawyer to act for you is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Cheadle (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to work with?

Are Cheadle claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

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

The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?56,356 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems might vary from ?33,813 to ?47,902.

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Read Cheadle solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening when trying to decide which lawyer to choose.

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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