Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Haslington, Cheshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. 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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Haslington road accident claims

Road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Haslington's roads as the result of another party's actions.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Haslington

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Safety data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Cheshire in 2015. They are typically related to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a drowning accident. Public place (Cheshire East local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Haslington 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, Haslington 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 Haslington, 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

Our team

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 your track record of claims in Haslington?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Haslington, Cheshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Haslington personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

Read Quittance reviews

The difference in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £9,396 for a fractured femur can range from £5,637 to £7,986.

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Will I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a company that offers national medical coverage as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

What are the road accident statistics in Haslington

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Haslington.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Haslington are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338.

Work accident statistics in Haslington

The latest 2019 work injury statistics for the Cheshire East Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified67
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related0
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance6
Fall from height34
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2
Lifting and carrying103
Physical assault31
Slip, trip or fall111
Struck against21
Struck by moving vehicle13
Hit by object49
Crushed by something collapsing0

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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