Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How can we help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Poynton, Cheshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Poynton road accident claims
Drivers and other road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Poynton's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on Poynton's roads, we can help you take action. This guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Poynton
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
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.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to pneumoconiosis.
Poynton 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, Poynton 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 Poynton, 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.
Why Quittance Legal Services?
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
What are the road accident statistics in Poynton
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.
Poynton work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work accident data in the Cheshire East Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||20|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||6|
|Fall from height||34|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and carrying||103|
|Slip, trip or fall||111|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13|
|Hit by object||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.