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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened.

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

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

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:

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Bramhall road accident claims

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Work accident claims in Bramhall

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Bramhall medical negligence claims

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.

More about Clinical negligence compensation

Bramhall public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a playground or in a supermarket, and another party caused your injury, you could be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Other types of Bramhall injury claims

We recognise the change injury compensation can make to people who have been affected by serious injury. The 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.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Bramhall 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.

Bramhall 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 Bramhall, 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Bramhall 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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

The 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.

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.

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.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Bramhall

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.

Bramhall work accident statistics

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Stockport Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined30
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related12
Explosion related1
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height (ladder)26
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and carrying64
Physical assault42
Slip or trip86
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle5
Hit by object29
Trapped underneath something1

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

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor