A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Wilmslow or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, 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 noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Wilmslow

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from office workers to systems programmers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures for the Cheshire East local authority made available under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

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Road traffic accident claims in Wilmslow

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wilmslow are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1357 accidents (1152 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 15 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cheshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 1,338. Incidents in the Wilmslow region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A34 and A538 roundabout and on the B5086 and A34 roundabout.

Our network of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have years of experience in securing the best awards for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Wilmslow.

Read more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded data highlight the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Cheshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred recently.

Serious injury

The effect a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts when calculating a claim.

A claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of expert solicitors for many years have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from dermatitis claims to pneumoconiosis.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical negligence in Wilmslow

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Wilmslow 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 Wilmslow and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Wilmslow, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Wilmslow?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Wilmslow, Cheshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Cheshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and whiplash.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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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.

What factors to check when locating the right personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor for your case is the most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

Reviews for lawyers in Wilmslow

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 a fractured index finger could vary between ?7,370 and ?9,900 (based on 2015 market research).

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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