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're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped hundreds of people in Runcorn, Cheshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Runcorn

If you have been injured on Runcorn's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

It does not matter if you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Runcorn's roads, or have been hurt in a car accident, we can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Runcorn

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job, whether you had a fall from height or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence 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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Runcorn 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, Runcorn 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 Runcorn, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?".

What are the road accident statistics in Runcorn

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.

What are the Runcorn work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness figures for the Halton Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Halton Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other25
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related3
Fire related0
Harmful substance related6
Fall from height15
Animal related1
Lifting48
Physical assault10
Slip, trip, fall same level68
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by object27
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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