Updated: Sunday, 14th August 2016
Whether you live in Congleton or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a Congleton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Beginning your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
How to select the best solicitor for you
It can take several months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
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.
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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.
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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).
What kinds of compensation claims do you conduct in Congleton and Cheshire?
Quittance's network of solicitors assist Claimants in Congleton and Cheshire whose circumstances led to serious injuries.
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.
Slip and trip accidents
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.
Road accidents in Congleton
Our group of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a road accident in Congleton.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Congleton are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,338.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from gardeners to commissioning editors, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness information in the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Staffordshire Moorlands Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6||9||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52||18||26|
|Slip, trip or fall||47||35||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||2|
|Struck by object||16||15||9|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||1|
Medical and clinical negligence in Congleton
Clinical negligence, in the past known as known as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness results from a breach in the duty of care by a hospital or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Cheshire and Congleton have been instructed on claims brought against health services that include Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AR.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Congleton
Were you to succeed in the compensation claim, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the losing Defendant. If your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that the solicitor's fees will not be charged.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
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Ready to start?
If you are ready to get underway, you can start a personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our contact form.
Quittance's expert team are here to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.