A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Denton or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In most cases, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Making your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the lawyer.

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How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Denton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Denton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Denton are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 355 accidents (300 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Tameside council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 413. Accidents in the Denton region in 2013 included car crashes on the A57 and M60 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6170 and A627 junction.

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Work accident claims in Denton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from farm workers to corporate treasurers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Tameside local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Tameside Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury131118
Explosion related (e.g. dust)200
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)824
Fall from height231716
Injured by an animal211
Lifting and handling injuries906050
Physical assault141117
Slip, trip, fall same level955271
Struck against764
Struck by moving vehicle584
Hit by object262631
Trapped by something collapsing112

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Other claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. They are often lead to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Market Place and on Cheetham Fold Road.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by grain.

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Serious injury experts in Denton

The Quittance team recognise the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person, a successful claim allows individuals to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers for many years have aided claimants impacted by major accidents.

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Medical negligence in Denton

Medical negligence is the term used when someone is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers instead of starting an injury claim. You can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Denton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Denton and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Denton, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Denton?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Denton, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Advice for injured people seeking a lawyer

In many cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke, for example, ranges from ?4,290 to ?10,175 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Check Denton solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Reading reviews can help build a picture when contemplating which solicitor to instruct.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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