Decades of experience helping accident victims

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

What caused your injury?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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Can I make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

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Altrincham road accident claims

Accidents on Altrincham's roads are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 278 road accidents in Trafford in 2021 (217 slight accidents, 57 accidents and 4 fatalities). Accidents in the Altrincham area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B5161 and A538 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A538 and B5162 crossroads.

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car crash, we can help. This road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

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Road accident compensation claims

Altrincham work injury claims

There were 0 fatalities and 162 other work accidents in Trafford in 2021.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a welder or a chef, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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How common are Altrincham work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in TraffordReported Injuries
Unspecified13%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)0%
Fall from height12%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting21%
Physical assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level26%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by falling object12%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Altrincham medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Altrincham, including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Altrincham public place injury claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you were hurt on an uneven pavement or in a shopping centre, you could be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Altrincham and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Altrincham?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured due to a negligent diagnosis or in a car or bike accident.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Altrincham personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor