A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Northwich or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

What is my claim worth?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Northwich

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Northwich are quite common with statistics showing a total of 1021 accidents (885 slight accidents, 128 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,136. Accidents in Northwich in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A5509 and A533 crossroads and on the B5082 and A559 roundabout.

Our network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have vast experience in achieving optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorbike accident in Northwich.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Northwich

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from plasterers to packaging technologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics for the Cheshire West and Chester local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims

Slips and trips

Official statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Cheshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Senna Lane.

Medical and clinical negligence in Northwich

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial damages. You can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, for example, to make a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesothelioma to solvent exposure.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Northwich serious injury claims

The impact of a serious injury will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. We fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Our network of law firms communicate with insurance providers and the Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Northwich 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 Northwich and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Northwich, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their winning track record.

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

What is your track record of claims in Northwich?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist solicitors that helps claimants in Northwich, Cheshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people in Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free 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.

Advice for potential claimants searching for an injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

Are Northwich claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a severe foot injury could vary between ?67,870 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you consider when checking Northwich solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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.

Read more
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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