A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Poynton or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Poynton or road accident, proving a claim involves three components. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with an injury lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Poynton

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Poynton are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 1,338. Accidents in the Poynton region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A523 and A5143 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A5149 and A523 roundabout.

Our network of proficient no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in achieving maximum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Poynton.

See: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Poynton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants injured at work, from factory workers to petroleum engineers, to claim compensation. Work accident data in the Cheshire East local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

See: Accident at work claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Poynton

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers as opposed to financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded data indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Maple Rd and on Chester Rd.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease claims

Poynton lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the difference an injury claim can make to the lives of people impacted by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured person, an injury claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitors work with medical professionals and insurance companies to make sure Claimants affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, lung disease and deep vein thrombosis.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Poynton 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 Poynton and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Poynton, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Poynton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Poynton, Cheshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient 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 those searching for a solicitor

In many cases a claim can take months to agree a settlement. For severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Read Poynton solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be revealing if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you.

See Reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?48,927 for asbestosis could vary from ?29,356 to ?41,588.

Further reading How much can you claim?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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