A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Culcheth or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the solicitor.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Culcheth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from carpenters to dance movement therapists, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident data for the Salford local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Salford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Culcheth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Culcheth are quite common. Official statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 549.

Quittance's panel of proficient no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Culcheth.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by flour.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire and the UK. They are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object, when helping another person or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Liverpool Rd and on Glazebrook Lane.

Serious injury

We understand the vital change compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Our panel of lawyers fight for compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Culcheth

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Culcheth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Culcheth and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Culcheth, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Culcheth?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Culcheth, Cheshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into Culcheth personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when contemplating which lawyer to go with.

Read Solicitor reviews

Do you need a local Culcheth injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not especially important as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that offers a national network as you will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

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 very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary between ?44,330 and ?68,365 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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