Were you injured in an accident that was not 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 get compensation for:

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.

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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Knutsford road accident claims

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

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 compensation claims

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.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Knutsford No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Knutsford injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Knutsford, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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

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FAQs

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.

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.

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).

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator