A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Cheadle or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

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 expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Calculate your compensation

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

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Cheadle

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Cheadle are common with 3 fatal accidents, 43 serious accidents and 396 slight accidents in 2013 in Stockport (Total events were 442 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 405. Accidents in Cheadle in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A34 and A5145 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A34 and A560 crossroads.

Our panel of no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Cheadle.

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Work accident claims in Cheadle

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from scaffolding erectors to clinical molecular geneticists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness data in the Stockport local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Stockport Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related9812
Explosion related101
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)443
Fall from height (ladder)301526
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)031
Lifting and carrying1115764
Physical assault444042
Slip or trip1129486
Struck against15610
Struck by moving vehicle845
Hit by object392329
Trapped underneath something101

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Cheadle

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.

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Serious injury

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.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Cheadle 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 Cheadle and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Cheadle and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

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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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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