A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Neston or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

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

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Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Neston

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of professional road traffic accident lawyers have vast experience in achieving optimum settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Neston.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Neston are common. Official statistics reveal 8 fatal accidents, 128 serious accidents and 885 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester (Total events were 1021 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,136.

See: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Neston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from catering assistants to naval architects, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information for the Cheshire West and Chester local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified716349
Machinery related injury241512
Explosion related001
Fire related (e.g. burns)402
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1643
Fall from height464643
Animal related848
Manual handling1499896
Physical assault202410
Slip, trip, fall same level164142115
Struck against211513
Struck by moving vehicle211920
Struck by object594834
Trapped underneath something121

See: Accident at work claim

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Other claims

Serious injury

We recognise the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.

By limiting the stress serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have aided families impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be serious range from poisoning to serious psychiatric harm.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to MEK poisoning.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Neston Road and on High St.

Clinical negligence in Neston

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award. You can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence claim

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Neston 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 Neston 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

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Neston and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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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What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Neston?

We are a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Neston, Cheshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people in Cheshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and pedestrian accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally 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.

Neston personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be revealing when attempting to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?11,166 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary from ?6,699 to ?9,491.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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