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?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Eligibility to 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 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.

Road traffic accident claims in Frodsham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Frodsham

Worker injured in accident

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
Electrocution123
Machinery related injury241512
001
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

For more information: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims we handle

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. Hilda's Drive and on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Frodsham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

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

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

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.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Frodsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Frodsham and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Frodsham, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Has Quittance handled many Frodsham claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Frodsham, Cheshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Read more
Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

Read more
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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