Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
Every year, we help injured people in Northwich, Cheshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether a child was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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 Northwich
You have a right to claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Northwich's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver.
Whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Northwich's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, this expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northwich
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
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 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
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 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, Northwich 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 Northwich, 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Northwich
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.
Northwich work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident at work stats for the Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (2013/14) was available under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||3|
|Fall from height||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||20|
|Struck by object||34|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
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.