A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Altrincham or anywhere in the country, our solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
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Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Altrincham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from carpenters to animators, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics for the Altrincham local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified543441
Electricity related210
Machinery related18810
Explosion related100
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)751
Fall from height412737
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)211
Lifting1217267
Physical assault9715
Slip, trip, fall same level1369984
Struck against221517
Struck by moving vehicle1067
Hit by falling object552637
Trapped by something collapsing410

Further information: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Altrincham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Altrincham.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Altrincham are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 403 accidents (368 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Trafford local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 432. 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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Altrincham

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are often the cause of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a fall from a ladder. Public place (Trafford local authority) negligence claims injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on potholes are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on George Street and on Ashley Rd.

Altrincham specialists for serious injury compensation

We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a claim enables Claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Our panel of expert lawyers have aided Claimants collect damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include spinal cord damage, radiation exposure and amputation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

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Altrincham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Altrincham and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Altrincham and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS 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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Has Quittance won many injury claims in Altrincham?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

What points to think about when selecting the best injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Altrincham solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

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Do I need to choose a local Altrincham solicitor ?

The location of the solicitor is less relevant as cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm with national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

More details : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The disparity in the level of success fees between lawyers is enormous.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?14,988 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can vary from ?8,993 to ?12,739.

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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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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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