Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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 .
Making an injury claim
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.
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.
What kinds of claims does Quittance conduct in Denton?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Denton and throughout Greater Manchester. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
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.
Medical negligence in Denton
Clinical negligence - previously known as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness is associated with a failing by a GP or any other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Denton have handled medical negligence claims brought against the health service including Tameside Hospital, Fountain St, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 9RW.
Road accidents in Denton
Quittances 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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||13||11||18|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||2||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||8||2||4|
|Fall from height||23||17||16|
|Injured by an animal||2||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||90||60||50|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||95||52||71|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||8||4|
|Hit by object||26||26||31|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||2|
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.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by grain.
Denton No Win, No Fee Solicitors
When you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their legal costs. Should your case be successful, your legal fees must be covered by the losing party.
Do I have to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee means there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there are no catches hiding in the small print.
Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Get started today
You can begin the compensation claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Talk to a member of our network of specialists to discuss your claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.