A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Runcorn or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Runcorn or slip or trip, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Runcorn

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of professional no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Runcorn.

Accidents involving vehicles in Runcorn are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 347 accidents (307 slight accidents, 39 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Halton local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 376. Incidents in the Runcorn region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A533 and B5155 junction and on the A533 and A558 slip road.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Runcorn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted injured claimants, from members of the army to project managers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Halton local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Halton Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury100
Machinery related4123
Fire related010
Harmful substance related656
Fall from height202015
Animal related121
Physical assault10710
Slip, trip, fall same level856068
Struck against1187
Struck by moving vehicle1177
Hit by object323327
Trapped by something collapsing120

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Runcorn

When a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial damages. For example, to make a complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Runcorn specialists for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By limiting the financial stress severe injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables claimants to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have helped people receive damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious include degloving injuries and major surgical negligence.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to PCB exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cheshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken shoulders happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Mersey Road and on High Street.

Runcorn 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 Runcorn and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Runcorn, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Runcorn?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Runcorn, Cheshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Finding the best legal expert to assist you is a key step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Runcorn?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Check Runcorn personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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