Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Congleton, Cheshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Congleton road accident claims
You should be able to claim compensation if you are injured on Congleton's roads because of a negligent road user.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, our specialist team are here. Our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Congleton
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive figures reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Cheshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are frequently connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place (Staffordshire Moorlands local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured wrists suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened on High Street and on High St.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The long-term effect a serious injury has will be understood by Courts when they are calculating injury compensation. By limiting the stress serious injury puts on a claimant, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on their recovery.
For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Congleton 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, Congleton 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 Congleton, 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.
How can Quittance help?
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
What is your track record of winning claims in Congleton?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Congleton, Cheshire and across the UK, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as stress-free 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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Many solicitors 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.
Check Congleton solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
Read Solicitor reviews
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary between £10,175 and £12,100 (based on 2015 market research).
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.