Updated: Monday, 5th September 2016
Whether you are based in Chester or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated 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.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
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The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are considering which lawyer best serves your needs.
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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for minor achilles tendon injuries could vary between £5,885 and £10,175 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Chester?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Chester and across Cheshire. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Chester
Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is when an injury is sustained from a failing by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Chester have worked on claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital Chester, Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP.
Chester serious injury compensation claims
The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are working out compensation. By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a compensation claim allows people to prioritise their recovery.
Our network of solicitors for many years have helped Claimants affected by serious accidents.
Slip and trip accidents
Official figures underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire and the UK. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken toes occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Faulkner St and on Brook St.
We have assisted claims for self employed and employed Claimants injured at work, from hotel workers to civil engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury information in the Cheshire West and Chester local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||24||15||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||4||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||16||4||3|
|Fall from height||46||46||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||164||142||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||19||20|
|Struck by object||59||48||34|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chester are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 1021 accidents (885 slight accidents, 128 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,136. Accidents in the Chester region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A540 and A5480 roundabout and on the A483 and A5104 roundabout.
Our panel of qualified personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting maximum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Chester.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims for compensation in Chester
If your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the solicitor states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees. If you succeed, the fees for your solicitor must be settled by the Defendant.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Chester lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is deducted from the compensation settlement and is usually 25 percent.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance offer jargon-free information helping people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQs.
Ready to begin a injury claim?
If you have chosen to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
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