Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our personal injury experts are here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
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 376 1001. 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:
Bolton road accident claims
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.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or you were involved in a motorbike accident, we're here to help. Thisroad accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Bolton work injury claims
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.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a roofer or a gardener, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.
Bolton medical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Bolton, including Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (The Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire).
Bolton occupiers liability accident claims
Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether you were injured in a pub or on a footpath, and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
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
Bolton No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Bolton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bolton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Bolton and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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.
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 Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||25|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1|
|Slip or trip||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||36|
|Trapped underneath something||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.