A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Warrington or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

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. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

To win a Warrington personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Road traffic accident claims in Warrington

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of certified solicitors have vast experience in getting the best settlements for people injured in a car accident in Warrington.

Accidents involving vehicles in Warrington are quite common with statistics showing a total of 731 accidents (651 slight accidents, 76 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warrington local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 717. Accidents in the Warrington region in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A49 and A57 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A57 and A50 junction.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Warrington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from farm workers to veterinary surgeons, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury statistics in the Warrington local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Warrington Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported433451
Electric shock injury210
Machinery related injury9510
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)1233
Fall from height242820
Animal related (e.g. livestock)303
Lifting and handling injuries13082101
Assault341933
Slip, trip, fall same level1469292
Struck against23128
Struck by moving vehicle1689
Struck by object393125
Crushed by something collapsing230

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Warrington

Medical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, to make a complaint against North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Hollins Park Hospital, Hollins Lane, Winwick, Warrington, Cheshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Warrington specialists for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the critical change compensation makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By reducing the financial stress a serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation helps Claimants to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have aided people collect damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic range from cancer to concussion.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures show that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Cheshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like strained muscles occurring on spillages are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened recently.

Warrington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Warrington and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Warrington, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Warrington?

We are a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Warrington, Cheshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people across Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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

It can take months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Do I need to instruct a local Warrington lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a law firm with national medical centres as Claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.

More details - Do I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for minor achilles tendon injuries could vary between ?5,885 and ?10,175 (based on 2015 market research).

Warrington solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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