Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Culcheth, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.
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 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:
Culcheth road accident claims
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, our specialist team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
Work injury claims in Culcheth
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a gardener or a carpenter, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Medical negligence claims in Culcheth
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Culcheth.
Occupiers liability accident claims in Culcheth
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident occurred on a pavement or in a supermarket, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation
A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.
Culcheth No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Culcheth injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Culcheth, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Culcheth and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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Have the 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.
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.
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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?".
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.