A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Knutsford or anywhere else in the UK, we can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Knutsford

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of specialist road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Knutsford.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Knutsford are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 15 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1152 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire (Total events were 1357 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338.

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Work accident claims in Knutsford

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from electricians to immunologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the Cheshire East local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Knutsford

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the vital difference injury compensation will make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Damages will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have helped families collect damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, asbestos-related disease and concussion.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by flour.

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Slips, trips and falls

Official statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by tools in use or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Cheshire East local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken ankles suffered on raised flagstones are also common with recent street trips having occurred on Seamons Rd and on Higher Lane.

Knutsford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Knutsford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Knutsford, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Knutsford?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Knutsford, Cheshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Cheshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to pick the best lawyer for you

Instructing the most appropriate legal expert to act for you is a critical step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the ideal one to handle your case?

Comparing injury solicitors in Knutsford - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Are Knutsford Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?19,800 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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