Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured claimants in Atherton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
A short phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Atherton road accident claims
Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Atherton's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Atherton's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, the Quittance expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Atherton
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Reported figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK in 2014/15. These types of accident are often lead to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by a falling object, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like pulled muscles happening on potholes are also common with falls having occurred on Westleigh Lane and on Market St.
When someone is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Find out more: Medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
Quittance recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Compensation should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of law firms engage with Courts, medical professionals and insurers ensuring people impacted by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries held to be serious include serious psychiatric harm and multiple fractures.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Atherton 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, Atherton 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 Atherton, 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.
Caring and sensitive support
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Has Quittance won many injury claims in Atherton?
We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Atherton, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do I need to instruct a local Atherton injury lawyer?
The location of a solicitors office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Atherton - Tips for comparing firms
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
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.