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

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Chadderton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

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

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Chadderton road accident claims

Road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they have been injured on Chadderton's roads due to another party's carelessness.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chadderton

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

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

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work in Greater Manchester. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being struck by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like strained muscles suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Rochdale Rd and on Parkgate.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the change compensation will make to people affected by serious injury. The panel of specialist solicitors fight for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Chadderton 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, Chadderton 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 Chadderton, 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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 Chadderton?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Chadderton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Check Chadderton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can be informative if you are contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Chadderton

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chadderton are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 1 fatal accidents, 53 serious accidents and 459 slight accidents in 2013 in Oldham (Total events were 513 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 547. Incidents in Chadderton in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A6048 and A627 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A669 and A663 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Chadderton.

Work accident statistics in Chadderton

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Oldham Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Oldham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other28
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury14
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and carrying80
Physical attack18
Slip or trip77
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object27

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

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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