Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Whether you live in Crewe or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a Crewe personal injury case, it must be proven that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your solicitor should consider how these issues relates to your claim.
Help for injured people looking for a lawyer
It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
Solicitor reviews in Crewe - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
The disparity in the amount of success fees charged by firms is an important consideration for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £42,525 for a severe pain disorder might vary from £25,515 to £36,146.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Does the location of the law firm matter?
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 medical network 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.
Compensation cases Quittance conducts in Crewe
Quittance's panel of solicitors help clients get compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Road accidents in Crewe
Quittances panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Crewe.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Crewe are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 15 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1152 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire (Total events were 1357 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338. Incidents in Crewe in 2013 included collisions on the A5019 and A532 roundabout and on the A534 and A532 roundabout.
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from farm workers to database administrators, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data in the Cheshire East local authority are listed under regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||18||10||20|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||1||6|
|Fall from height||41||37||34|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||2||2|
|Lifting and carrying||171||103||103|
|Slip, trip or fall||161||147||111|
|Struck by moving vehicle||19||11||13|
|Hit by object||60||33||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||4||0|
Crewe serious injury claims
Quittance understand the critical difference injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.
By relieving the stress severe injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation allows Claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Our network of specialist lawyers correspond with the other side's legal representatives and medical practitioners ensuring people affected by severe accidents receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be serious range from degloving injuries to major surgical negligence.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like torn ligaments experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with trips having occurred in the area.
Clinical negligence in Crewe
Clinical negligence - once known as medical negligence - is where an illness or injury follows a failing on the part of a hospital or other healthcare provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Cheshire and Crewe have been instructed on medical negligence legal cases brought against hospitals including Leighton Hospital, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, CW1 4QJ.
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Crewe
Should you win, the fees for your solicitor will be covered by the losing side (or their insurer). In the event that your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you are not required to pay the legal costs.
A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' will be usually 25 percent and is deducted from your compensation settlement.
Will you need to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not pay your lawyer's legal costs should the claim be unsuccessful. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you 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
Making the right decision for you depends on having the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find additional information without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
Get a compensation claim started
You can begin the claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to Quittance's team.
If you would like to discuss your options or have more questions before starting, contact 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.