A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

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.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bury

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted contractors, self employed or employed claimants injured at work, from bricklayers to bilingual secretaries, 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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury776
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)423
Fall from height (scaffolding)261510
Injured by an animal100
Lifting and carrying784463
Physical attack323131
Slip or trip656069
Struck against8710
Hit by vehicle1314
Struck by object221718
Crushed by something collapsing011

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bury

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Medical negligence in Bury

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Bury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bury and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bury, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Bury?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Bury, Greater Manchester and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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