Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Macclesfield, Cheshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether causation can be established.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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
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 Macclesfield
Drivers are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Macclesfield's roads due to another party's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Macclesfield's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Macclesfield
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whatever your job, whether you a builder hurt on site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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.
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
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
Macclesfield 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, Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield, 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.
Your questions answered
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.