Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Bury, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Bury road accident claims

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you were injured in an accident on Bury's roads because of another driver's negligence.

No matter if you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Bury's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, our expert team are here. Our expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bury

If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

The 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

Other types of claim

Bury No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bury injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bury, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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.

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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance Legal Services?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Bury

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.

What are the Bury work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work figures for the Bury Local Authority (2013/14) are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bury Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined16
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)3
Fall from height (scaffolding)10
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and carrying63
Physical attack31
Slip or trip69
Struck against10
Hit by vehicle4
Struck by object18
Crushed by something collapsing1

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.

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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