A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Haslington or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Making a claim

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

Considerable legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.

For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim sooner will enable the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into 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.

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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?

Injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Haslington

Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Road traffic accidents in Haslington

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors are experienced in 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.

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Haslington

Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach of duty on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Cheshire and Haslington have been instructed on claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Leighton Hospital, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, CW1 4QJ.

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an injured Claimant and their family. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured Claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped people recover compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include mesothelioma and back injuries.

Accidents at work

We have handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to health and safety advisers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics for the Cheshire East local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

Haslington No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers

Solicitors looking after injury claims in Haslington generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any fees if the case is lost.

Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee

What to do next

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

Get more information

Making the right decision depends on having the right information. Get your questions answered before you choose a lawyer.

If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.

How to get your claim for compensation started

When you have made the decision to get underway, you can start the personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via the online contact form here.

Our team of experts are ready to help. You can request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.