Years of experience helping injured claimants

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

How were you injured?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Holmes Chapel

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Holmes Chapel are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1366 road accidents in Cheshire in 2021, including 1044 slight accidents, 301 accidents and 21 fatalities.

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether 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.

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Work injury claims in Holmes Chapel

In 2021, there were 596 non-fatal work accidents and 3 fatalities in Cheshire.

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 suffered an injury when working as a firefighter or a factory worker, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Holmes Chapel work accidents?

HSE-reported Cheshire work accidentsReported Injuries
Not specified12%
Electrocution1%
Machinery related injury3%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height10%
Animal related2%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle5%
Struck by object8%
Trapped underneath something0%

Medical negligence claims in Holmes Chapel

When a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Holmes Chapel.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Holmes Chapel

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident happened in a pub or in a park, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain or spinal injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Holmes Chapel and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Holmes Chapel?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a missed diagnosis or on a bicycle.

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.

Holmes Chapel solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator