Updated: Monday, 5th September 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and our panel of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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 types of claims do you handle in Poynton?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injuries in Poynton. We can assist with:
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.
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.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to pneumoconiosis.
Clinical and medical negligence in Poynton
Medical negligence - which is correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of duty on the part of a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Cheshire and Poynton have assisted with negligence legal cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||18||10||20|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||1||6|
|Fall from height||41||37||34|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||2||2|
|Lifting and carrying||171||103||103|
|Slip, trip or fall||161||147||111|
|Struck by moving vehicle||19||11||13|
|Hit by object||60||33||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||4||0|
Road accidents 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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling clients in Poynton
If your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. Were you to be successful, the costs for your solicitor will be settled by the losing party.
Will there be any hidden fees that need to be paid?
No Win, No Fee means that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and there are absolutely no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance offer detailed information helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.
Find more answers before picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin?
You can begin the claim for compensation online here or phone 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles).
Our expert team look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.