Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

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We have helped injured claimants in Bolton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Bolton road accident claims

Drivers have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Bolton's roads because of someone else's negligence.

No matter if you have been hurt in a crash on Bolton's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, we're here to help. This road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bolton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken shoulders experienced on slippery pavements are also common with trips having happened on Newport Street and on Deansgate.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact The Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, for example, to raise a complaint against Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. The panel of solicitors fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families receive damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include brain injuries, asbestosis and serious psychiatric harm.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Bolton 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, Bolton 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 Bolton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Helping people like you

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many Bolton claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Bolton, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

The solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

Read Bolton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Read Reviews

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Bolton?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The variation in the amount of fees between firms is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £9,437 for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes might vary from £5,662 to £8,021.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Bolton

Quittance's group of specialist road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Bolton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bolton are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 588 accidents (509 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bolton local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 632. Incidents in the Bolton region in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A579 and A676 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B6203 and B6202 crossroads.

Bolton work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident at work data in the Bolton Local Authority (2013/14) was available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bolton Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other42
Electrical injury0
Machinery related16
Explosives related1
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)2
Fall from height (ladder)25
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting79
Physical assault21
Slip or trip96
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object36
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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