Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Bury or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
A brief, no-obligation consultation with a Bury-specialist lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.
Locating the best personal injury lawyer
Instructing a suitable law firm to help you is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation award for your injuries.
How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to handle your case?
The contrast in success fees charged by solicitors is a material consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £18,211 for work-related upper limb disorders could vary from £10,927 to £15,479.
Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors
Bury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with and which considerations are most important to you.
Are Bury Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Legal cases Quittance conducts in Bury and Greater Manchester
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Bury. We have assisted with injuries including:
Road traffic accidents in Bury
Quittances group of specialist lawyers have vast experience in getting optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Bury.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Bury are relatively common. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 49 serious accidents and 309 slight accidents in 2013 in Bury (Total events were 361 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 332. Incidents in the Bury region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A56 and A6053 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A56 and A58 junction.
Quittance has assisted contractors, self employed or employed Claimants injured at work, from bricklayers to bilingual secretarys, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work figures for the Bury local authority are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bury Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||7||7||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||4||2||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||26||15||10|
|Injured by an animal||1||0||0|
|Lifting and carrying||78||44||63|
|Slip or trip||65||60||69|
|Hit by vehicle||13||1||4|
|Struck by object||22||17||18|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Slips and trips
HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from height or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on potholes are also common with incidents having occurred on Walmersley Rd and on Longsight Rd.
Medical negligence in Bury
Clinical negligence - once known as medical negligence - is when an injury or illness results from a failing on the part of a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. An example might be a care home injury claim. Our select panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Greater Manchester and Bury have helped people with claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Alpha Hospital Bury, Buller Street, (Off Bolton Road), Bury, BL8 2BS.
Bury solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. We work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs.
Our panel of specialist solicitors correspond with the Courts and doctors and health professionals ensuring families affected by major accidents receive medical and financial support.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Bury
When your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their legal costs. Should your case be successful, the costs for your solicitor are paid by the losing party or their insurance company.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never need to pay any of your lawyer's legal fees in the event that you do not win your claim. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you need. Information will help you make the best decision for your future.
Get more information online before picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can begin a claim for compensation online or phone 0800 612 7456 to speak to a member of Quittance's team.
Our team of experts help injured people every day. If you have further questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.