Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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 .
Making a claim
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
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.
Which kinds of claims do you conduct?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Northwich and across Cheshire. Quittance can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
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.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||24||15||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||4||0||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||16||4||3|
|Fall from height||46||46||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||164||142||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||21||19||20|
|Struck by object||59||48||34|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Northwich
Medical negligence, which is more correctly known as 'clinical negligence', is where an injury is sustained from a failing by a medical professional. An example case could be an A&E compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Northwich have assisted with claims brought against hospitals that include Victoria Infirmary (Northwich), Winnington Hill, Winnington Hill, Northwich, CW8 1AW.
Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesolthelioma to solvent exposure.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Northwich
Solicitors looking after Northwich injury claims work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any fees if the claim fails.
The 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information about the process. Information helps you to make the best decision for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
How to get your injury claim underway
You can start your personal injury claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
Our specialist team are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.