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 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?

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.

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.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.

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

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).

Which types of cases does Quittance handle in Knutsford?

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Knutsford and across Cheshire. Quittance have helped with:

Medical and clinical negligence in Knutsford

Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Our panel of solicitors covering Cheshire and Knutsford have helped Claimants with negligence claims brought against health services including Knutsford and District Community Hospital, Knutsford District and Community Hospital, Bexton Road, Knutsford, WA16 0BT.

Industrial disease

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

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.

Road accidents in Knutsford

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.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Knutsford

CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from an obligation to pay their legal fees if the claim is not won.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

No Win, No Fee means you have no hidden fees and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out.

Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.

Find answers to questions on the FAQ page.

Get a compensation claim underway

If you have made the decision to proceed, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or through Quittance's online contact form here.

If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor before starting, contact 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.