Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Crewe, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Crewe road accident claims

Drivers and other road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Crewe's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Crewe's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crewe

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you injured your back or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Leighton Hospital, Leighton, Crewe, Cheshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Crewe 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, Crewe 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 Crewe, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Talk to the experts

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance handled many Crewe claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Crewe, Cheshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Cheshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and ladder accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Crewe

Quittance's 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.

Work accident statistics in Crewe

The most up to date 2019 work accident data in the Cheshire East Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under regulations by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified67
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance6
Fall from height34
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying103
Physical assault31
Slip, trip or fall111
Struck against21
Struck by moving vehicle13
Hit by object49
Crushed by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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