Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Widnes, Cheshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Widnes road accident claims
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Widnes's roads because of the behaviour of another road user.
It does not matter if you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Widnes
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Recorded figures show that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cheshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like strained muscles experienced on spillages are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened in the local area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim. You can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from NIHL to siderosis.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Widnes 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, Widnes 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 Widnes, 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Widnes?
Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Widnes, Cheshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents on building sites.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Widnes
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £93,956 for severe leg injuries might vary from £56,373 to £79,862.
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Does the location of the solicitor matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed 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.
What are the road accident statistics in Widnes
The panel of no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Widnes.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Widnes are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 347 accidents (307 slight accidents, 39 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Halton local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 376. Incidents in Widnes in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A5080 and B5419 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A557 and A562 other junction.
What are the Widnes work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work injury stats in the Halton Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Halton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Harmful substance related||6|
|Fall from height||15|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||68|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by object||27|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.