Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
Making an injury 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.
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.
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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?".
What kinds of claims do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Culcheth and across Cheshire. Quittance have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Culcheth
Clinical negligence, until recently called medical negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. A typical example could be a care home injury compensation claim. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Culcheth have helped Claimants with clinical negligence cases brought against healthcare providers including Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HS.
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.
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.
Road accidents in Culcheth
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.
Quittances 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.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by flour.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||10||4||3|
|Fall from height||27||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||3||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||128||91||90|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||1||9|
|Struck by object||34||22||22|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||2|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims in Culcheth
If you win your claim, the legal costs must be covered by the losing side. In the event that your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer states that the lawyer's fees are not payable.
A success fee is levied by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be taken out of your compensation and will be generally 25%.
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No Win, No Fee means that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, you will never risk losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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We offer detailed answers helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
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You can begin your injury claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to speak to the Quittance team.
Contact a member of the Quittance panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.