Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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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Which claims does Quittance conduct?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Helsby. We have assisted with injuries including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||24||15||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||4||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||16||4||3|
|Fall from height||46||46||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||164||142||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||19||20|
|Struck by object||59||48||34|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
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.
Litigators can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesolthelioma to asthma caused by flour.
Clinical and medical negligence in Helsby
Clinical negligence, once known as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a GP or any other medical provider, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Helsby have handled clinical negligence claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Halton General Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, WA7 2DA.
Helsby No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Should you win, your legal fees must be paid by the Defendant. If your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their legal fees.
Will the Claimant need to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means that you will face no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. This helps you make the best decision for you.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people in the frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
Once you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin your claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through our contact form.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.