Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How we can help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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
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:
Road accident claims in Holmes Chapel
Drivers have a right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Holmes Chapel's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Holmes Chapel
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
HSE figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on London Rd and on Lewin St.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to asthma caused by flour.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the critical difference a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By relieving the stress serious injury imposes on a claimant, a compensation claim helps them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Read more: Serious injury compensation claims
Holmes Chapel 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, Holmes Chapel 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 Holmes Chapel, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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.
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What experience do you have of injury claims in Holmes Chapel?
Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and road accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as easy 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 Holmes Chapel injury lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not especially critical as injury cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to go to a medical examination.
More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is surprising.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £31,085 for loss of hearing in one ear might vary from £18,651 to £26,422.
Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Solicitor reviews in Holmes Chapel - What to look for
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
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.