Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Culcheth road accident claims

Culcheth road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt because of another party's actions.

No matter if 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Culcheth

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Culcheth 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, Culcheth 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 Culcheth, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start the process?

Our specialist solicitors have 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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FAQs

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.

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?".

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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