Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims 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 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.
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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?".
What types of cases do you handle in Runcorn?
Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers help individuals get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
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 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.
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance related||6||5||6|
|Fall from height||20||20||15|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||85||60||68|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||7|
|Hit by object||32||33||27|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||2||0|
Road traffic claims
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to PCB exposure.
Clinical negligence in Runcorn
Medical negligence, which is more accurately called Clinical Negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An example case could be an optician negligence compensation claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Runcorn have been instructed on claims filed against health services that include Halton General Hospital, Hospital Way, Runcorn, WA7 2DA.
Runcorn No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
Should your claim be won, the legal costs are settled by the losing party (or their insurance company). When your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means that the legal costs will not be charged.
A success fee will be charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee is paid out of the injured Claimant's compensation and will be generally 25%.
Will there be any hidden fees?
Quittance's expert personal injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay any of your solicitor's fees should the injury claim be unsuccessful. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We offer clear answers helping Claimants choose whether to make an injury claim.
Get answers to questions asked by people looking for claims advice on our FAQ page.
Start your claim
If you have made the choice to get underway, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form here.
Speak to Quittance's panel of experts today for more information about the process. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.