A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Lymm or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors can manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a Lymm personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Lymm lawyer will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Work accident claims in Lymm

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from farm workers to magazine journalists, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Warrington local authority made available under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Warrington Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported433451
Electric shock injury210
Machinery related injury9510
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1233
Fall from height242820
Animal related (e.g. livestock)303
Lifting and handling injuries13082101
Slip, trip, fall same level1469292
Struck against23128
Struck by moving vehicle1689
Struck by object393125
Crushed by something collapsing230

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Road traffic accident claims in Lymm

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Lymm are relatively commonplace with 4 fatal accidents, 76 serious accidents and 651 slight accidents in 2013 in Warrington (Total events were 731 council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 717. Incidents in Lymm in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A6144 and A56 junction and on the single carriageway of the A56 and B5158 junction.

Our network of best of breed personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people hurt in a car accident in Lymm.

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Lymm

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.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Lymm serious injury compensation

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.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Lymm 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 Lymm and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Lymm, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

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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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

Finding the best solicitor to assist you is a critical step towards claiming the highest compensation award.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the best solicitors' practice for your case?

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.

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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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