Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Road accident claims in Northwich

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a car crash, our expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

Northwich work injury claims

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a nurse or a welder, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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Northwich medical negligence claims

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 affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Northwich, including Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Northwich occupiers liability accident claims

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you were hurt on a station platform or on a pavement, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Serious injury compensation

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Northwich, and across the UK.

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Northwich No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Northwich injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Northwich, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Northwich and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Northwich?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Northwich, Cheshire, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured whilst doing your job or in a public park.

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.

Northwich solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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What are the road accident statistics in Northwich?

Government data reveals there were 633 road accidents in Cheshire West and Chester in 2021, including 478 slight accidents, 149 accidents and 6 fatalities. 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.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Northwich?

In Cheshire West and Chester, there were 169 non-fatal work accidents and 1.07 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

Work accidents in Cheshire West and Chester (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified12%
Electrocution1%
Machinery related injury3%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height10%
Animal related2%
Manual handling23%
Physical assault2%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle5%
Struck by object8%
Trapped underneath something0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator