A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Cheadle Hulme or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.

For most claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Cheadle Hulme

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Cheadle Hulme.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cheadle Hulme are relatively frequent with statistics showing 3 fatal accidents, 43 serious accidents and 396 slight accidents in 2013 in Stockport (Total events were 442 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 405. Incidents in the Cheadle Hulme area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A560 and A5149 junction and on the single carriageway of the A34 and B5358 slip road.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Cheadle Hulme

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from hotel workers to communications engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the Stockport local authority reported under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Stockport Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Cheadle Hulme

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Cheadle Hulme serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. A claim should ease the financial burden on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitor firms communicate with insurance companies, medical practitioners and the legal system ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from multiple fractures to major surgical negligence.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported data indicate that slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or a river drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Stockport Rd and on Cuddington Crescent.

Cheadle Hulme No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Cheadle Hulme and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cheadle Hulme, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Cheadle Hulme?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best personal injury lawyer for you

Instructing the most suitable legal expert for your case is a critical step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Cheadle Hulme (according to the SRA website) - how can you ensure you choose the ideal one to act for you?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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 diversity in fees between law firms is huge.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?27,068 for complicated leg fractures might vary from ?16,241 to ?23,008.

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Cheadle Hulme personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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