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?

Updated: September 13, 2016

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.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

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

For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim has three 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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Haslington

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Haslington

Worker injured in accident

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

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Haslington

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Haslington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Haslington and throughout the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Haslington and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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?

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.

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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.

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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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