A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Bramhall or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 19, 2016

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, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a Bramhall personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a Bramhall personal injury solicitor can give answers and advice.

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Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Bramhall

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from forklift drivers to archivists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the Stockport local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined283130
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related9812
Explosion related101
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)443
Fall from height (ladder)301526
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)031
Lifting and carrying1115764
Physical assault444042
Slip or trip1129486
Struck against15610
Struck by moving vehicle845
Hit by object392329
Trapped underneath something101

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Road traffic accident claims in Bramhall

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bramhall are relatively commonplace with 3 fatal accidents, 43 serious accidents and 396 slight accidents in 2013 in Stockport (Total events were 442 council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 405.

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Bramhall.

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Bramhall

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial damages. To make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

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Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are often the precursor to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained arms suffered on pavement cracks are also common with pavement trips having occurred on North Park Rd and on Maple Rd.

Serious injury specialists acting in Bramhall

We recognise the change injury compensation can make to people who have been affected by serious injury. Our panel of lawyers fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have helped Claimants recover damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and eye injuries.

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Bramhall 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 Bramhall and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Bramhall, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Bramhall?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps people in Bramhall, Greater Manchester and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and workplace accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the best solicitor to help you is your most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.

How do you ensure you choose the ideal law firm for your case?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Bramhall?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious shoulder injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?10,340 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Bramhall solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers can vary enormously.

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

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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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