Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
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.
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:
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:
Altrincham road accident claims
Road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been injured on Altrincham's roads because of another party's actions.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision, we can help. This road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Altrincham
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
More claim types
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.
The 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
Altrincham 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, Altrincham 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 Altrincham, Greater Manchester 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.
How can Quittance help?
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
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.
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 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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What are the road accident statistics in Altrincham
The 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.
Altrincham work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics for the Trafford Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1|
|Fall from height||37|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||84|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by falling object||37|
|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.