A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Macclesfield or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Macclesfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Macclesfield are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 1,338. Incidents in the Macclesfield region in 2013 included collisions on the A523 and A537 roundabout and on the A537 and B5087 roundabout.

Quittance's network of best of breed personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Macclesfield.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Macclesfield

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from lathe operators to materials specialists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness data in the Macclesfield local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Macclesfield

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against East Cheshire NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire in 2014/15. They are frequently forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on spillages are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred on Sunderland St and on Castle Street.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Macclesfield serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the vital change compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

By limiting the stress severe injury places on a Claimant, a claim helps people to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Our network of law firms correspond with insurance companies, the Courts and doctors and health professionals to make sure families affected by major accidents get the support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Macclesfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Macclesfield and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Macclesfield, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have you handled many Macclesfield claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Macclesfield, Cheshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to ladder accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Instructing a suitable lawyer to help you is the most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the best legal practice to act for you?

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Macclesfield

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The diversity in the amount of fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?43,888 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could vary from ?26,333 to ?37,304.

Additional reading Compare solicitors

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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