A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Helsby or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In order to win a Helsby personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Helsby

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from gardeners to holiday representatives, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics in the Cheshire West and Chester local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (HSE)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

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Road traffic accident claims in Helsby

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car accident in Helsby.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Helsby are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1021 accidents (885 slight accidents, 128 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,136. Incidents in Helsby in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the M56 and A5117 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A56 and A5117 junction.

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by flour.

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Slips, trips and falls

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.

Helsby solicitors for serious injury claims

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.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Helsby

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to raise a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Helsby 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 Helsby and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Helsby, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

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

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.

FAQs

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.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor

In most cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for bronchitis could vary between ?16,830 and ?25,300 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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.

See - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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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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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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