Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Droylsden, 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:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether a minor was injured or whether liability can be proved.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Droylsden
Road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Droylsden's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Droylsden's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Droylsden
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are sometimes related to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Moorside Street and on Chapel St.
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by colophony.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim will lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms have helped people receive damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to paralysis.
Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Droylsden 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, Droylsden 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 Droylsden, 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.
Talk to the experts
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
How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Droylsden?
We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Droylsden, Greater Manchester and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to motorbike accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Are Droylsden claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Comparing Droylsden personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Droylsden
Our network of skilled personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Droylsden.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Droylsden are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 355 accidents (300 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Tameside local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 413.
Work accident statistics in Droylsden
The latest 2019 accident figures for the Tameside Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in Tameside Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||18|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||4|
|Fall from height||16|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||50|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||71|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||31|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.