Personal injury solicitors
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped hundreds of people in Crewe, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
How were you injured?
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
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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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation. Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.
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.
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:
Crewe road accident claims
Accidents on Crewe's roads are reasonably common. Government data indicates there were 733 road accidents in Cheshire East in 2021 (566 slight accidents, 152 accidents and 15 fatalities). Incidents in Crewe in 2013 included collisions on the A5019 and A532 roundabout and on the A534 and A532 roundabout.
If you have been injured on Crewe's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.
Crewe work injury claims
In Cheshire East, there were 204 non-fatal work accidents and 0.54 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|Work accidents in Cheshire East (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||0%|
|Lifting and carrying||22%|
|Slip, trip or fall||24%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3%|
|Hit by object||11%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a personal trainer or a welder, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.
Crewe medical negligence claims
Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Crewe, including Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Leighton Hospital, Leighton, Crewe, Cheshire).
Crewe occupiers liability accident claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident occurred in a hotel or on a public highway, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.
Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.
Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Crewe and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Crewe?
Whether you live in Crewe, Cheshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred as a result of a missed diagnosis or because of a coworker's negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Crewe solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.