A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Nantwich or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

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

Getting your claim started sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.

Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Nantwich

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional no win no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for maximum settlements for claimants hurt in a road accident in Nantwich.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Nantwich are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,338. Accidents in the Nantwich region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A500 and A534 roundabout and on the A530 and A51 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Nantwich

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from members of the army to medical physicists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics for the Cheshire East local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Nantwich lawyers for serious injury compensation

We understand the change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people impacted by serious injury.

Damages will lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years helped families affected by severe accidents.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to dioxin poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cheshire workplace. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as fractured ankles happening on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on Readesdale Avenue.

Medical and clinical negligence in Nantwich

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Nantwich No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Nantwich and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Nantwich, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Nantwich?

Quittance is a nationwide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Nantwich, Cheshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

What factors to consider when choosing the right solicitor

It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

Nantwich personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be revealing when considering which solicitor to instruct.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

The disparity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?18,232 for work-related upper limb disorders can vary from ?10,939 to ?15,497.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not especially important as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near Nantwich as claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Read about - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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