Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How we can help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Helsby, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Helsby road accident claims
Drivers and other road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Helsby's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on Helsby's roads, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Helsby
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by moving machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like fractured ankles occurring on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
Litigators can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by flour.
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More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their family.
Damages should ease the financial burden on an injured person so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors have helped claimants affected by major accidents.
Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Helsby 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, Helsby 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 Helsby, 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Helsby?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists people injured in Helsby, Cheshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and factory accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Will you need to choose a local Helsby injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are usually managed by phone and email.
You will need to instruct a company that offers national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
Read Helsby personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor to act for you.
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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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.