Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
We have helped injured people in Lymm, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a 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 to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Lymm
Lymm road users can claim compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or have been involved riding a cycle on Lymm's roads, our team are here. The Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Lymm
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underline the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury at work in Cheshire. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public place (Warrington local authority) legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on the Cross and on Albany Rd.
Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages. You can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
The effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim allows claimants to prioritise their recovery.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have aided claimants claim compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from major surgical negligence to paralysis.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Lymm No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Lymm injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Lymm, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
What should I do next?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Lymm?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lymm, Cheshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to factory accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The variation in the level of success fees charged by law firms is significant.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £18,505 for a broken leg could vary from £11,103 to £15,729.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
Read Lymm personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be instructive when mulling over which lawyer to choose.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.