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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

How were you injured?

Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.

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Can I make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. 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.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Ellesmere Port

Road accidents in Ellesmere Port are reasonably common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 633 road accidents in Cheshire West and Chester in 2021, including 478 slight accidents, 149 accidents and 6 fatal accidents. Incidents in the Ellesmere Port area in 2013 included collisions on the B5132 and B5463 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A5032 and B5132 junction.

If you have been injured on Ellesmere Port'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 were involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car accident, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

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Road accident compensation claims

Ellesmere Port work injury claims

In 2021, there were 278 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Cheshire West and Chester.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a firefighter or a garage mechanic, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

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How common are work accidents in Ellesmere Port?

HSE-reported Cheshire West and Chester work accidentsReported Injuries
Not specified12%
Electrocution1%
Machinery related injury3%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height10%
Animal related2%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle5%
Struck by object8%
Trapped underneath something0%

Ellesmere Port medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor 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 Ellesmere Port, including Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire).

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Ellesmere Port public place injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were hurt on council property or on public transport, you could be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury claims

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Ellesmere Port and cross the UK.

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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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Ellesmere Port?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Ellesmere Port and Cheshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a public park or on a bicycle.

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.

Ellesmere Port injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor