Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

We have helped injured people in Knutsford, Cheshire and across the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.

What caused your injury?

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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Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the location of the injury.

Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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.

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Knutsford road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Knutsford are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 733 road accidents in Cheshire East in 2021; 566 slight accidents, 152 accidents and 15 fatalities.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Knutsford and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or were hurt in a car accident, our expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

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Work accident claims in Knutsford

In 2021, there were 318 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Cheshire East, based on official records.

HSE-reported work accidents in Cheshire EastReported Injuries
Not specified15%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related injury4%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting and carrying22%
Physical assault7%
Slip, trip or fall24%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Hit by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a shop worker or a nurse, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Knutsford

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Knutsford.

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Public place accidents claims in Knutsford

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you have been injured on an uneven pavement or on public transport, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Serious injury claims

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

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 Knutsford 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:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Knutsford?

Whether you live in Knutsford, Cheshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or motorbike accident, at your place of work or due to medical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Knutsford injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator