A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Frodsham or anywhere in the country, we can will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Making a claim

Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

In most cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

How to find the right lawyer

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus, for example, ranges from £23,980 to £36,850 (based on 2015 market data).

Reviews for lawyers in Frodsham

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to select a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Which kinds of cases do you handle?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries across Frodsham. We have assisted with:

Clinical negligence in Frodsham

Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Cheshire and Frodsham have assisted with claims brought against healthcare providers including Halton General Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, WA7 2DA.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Frodsham

Quittance's group of expert solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Frodsham.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Frodsham are relatively commonplace with a total of 1021 accidents (885 slight accidents, 128 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,136. Incidents in Frodsham in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A56 and A557 junction and on the single carriageway of the A56 and B5152 junction.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by grain.

Serious injury

The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating how much compensation to pay. By limiting the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows them to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided families recover damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include birth negligence and lung disease.

Accidents at work

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from gardeners to energy conservation officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury data for the Cheshire West and Chester local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified716349
Machinery related injury241512
Explosion related001
Fire related (e.g. burns)402
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1643
Fall from height464643
Animal related848
Manual handling1499896
Physical assault202410
Slip, trip, fall same level164142115
Struck against211513
Struck by moving vehicle211920
Struck by object594834
Trapped underneath something121

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Cheshire. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with street trips having happened on St. Hildas Drive and on Main St.

Frodsham No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors

Lawyers looking after claims in Frodsham and Cheshire mostly conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents the solicitor from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.

100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about the claims process

We provide clear answers to help Claimants determine whether to go ahead with the claim.

If you have more questions before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.

Get started

You can begin your claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to a member of our team.

Talk to our panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.