A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Bolton or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to win a Bolton personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Calculate my compensation

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

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bolton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from gardeners to biomedical engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data in the Bolton local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bolton Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury200
Machinery related211416
Explosives related101
Fire related (e.g. scars)121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)622
Fall from height (ladder)321125
Animal related (e.g. livestock)111
Physical assault211621
Slip or trip14210596
Struck against171010
Struck by moving vehicle933
Struck by object624436
Trapped underneath something110

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Road traffic accident claims in Bolton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. Our 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.

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Medical negligence in Bolton

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.

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Slip and trip accidents

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.

Bolton 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 Bolton and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Bolton, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance 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.

Our 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.

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.

Help for potential claimants searching for an injury lawyer

Identifying the best personal injury lawyer to act for you is a critical step towards securing the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Bolton, how can you make certain you select the most appropriate legal practice to help you?

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.

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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

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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