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.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Chester, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or where the injury occurred.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Chester road accident claims
Drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Chester's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Chester
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
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.
Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for closure or answers instead of financial damages. For example, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to make a formal complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
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.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Chester 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, Chester 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 Chester, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Chester?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Chester, Cheshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Read Chester personal injury solicitor reviews
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.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
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?".
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.