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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped hundreds of people in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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.

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim 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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Road accident claims in Ellesmere Port

If you suffered an injury on Ellesmere Port's roads because of the carelessness of another road user, you should be able to claim compensation.

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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ellesmere Port

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

However your injury occurred, whether you a bike courier hurt on the road or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as strained muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having happened on Overpool Rd and on Milton Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts when they are working out a claim. A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of expert law firms work with medical experts, the Courts and insurance companies to ensure families impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, spinal cord damage and poisoning.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Ellesmere Port 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, Ellesmere Port 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 Ellesmere Port, 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 legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

Specialist solicitors with 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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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Ellesmere Port?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and cycling accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Ellesmere Port

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do you need to instruct a local Ellesmere Port solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not so critical as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More : Will I have to attend a medical?

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £27,184 for severe shoulder injuries might vary from £16,310 to £23,106.

Additional reading : How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Ellesmere Port

Quittance's panel of certified legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining maximum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Ellesmere Port.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ellesmere Port are not uncommon with a total of 1021 accidents (885 slight accidents, 128 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,136. 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.

Ellesmere Port work accident statistics

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (2013/14) reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Not specified49
Electrocution3
Machinery related injury12
1
Explosion related1
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)3
Fall from height43
Animal related8
Manual handling96
Physical assault10
Slip, trip, fall same level115
Struck against13
Struck by moving vehicle20
Struck by object34
Trapped underneath something1

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 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.

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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