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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

How did your injury occur?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

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 at school, in a playground or any other circumstance. 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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Government data reveals there were 733 road accidents in Cheshire East in 2021 (566 slight accidents, 152 accidents and 15 fatalities). 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.

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 in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash, we can help you take action. This guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Poynton work injury claims

In 2021, there were 318 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Cheshire East.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a landscape gardener or a factory worker, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

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How common are work accidents in Poynton?

Cheshire East work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified15%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related injury4%
Explosion related0%
Exposed to fire0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting and carrying22%
Physical assault7%
Slip, trip or fall24%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Hit by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Poynton medical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. 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 Poynton, 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

Poynton public place accident claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether your accident occurred at a leisure centre or in a restaurant, you could be able to claim compensation.

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

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Poynton and cross the UK.

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

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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Poynton?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Poynton, 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 as a result of a missed diagnosis or in a car accident.

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.

Poynton solicitor reviews

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

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor