A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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 .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

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.

Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Crewe

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Crewe

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Crewe

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

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.

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

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.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Crewe No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Crewe and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Crewe, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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