A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Droylsden or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a 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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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Droylsden

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Droylsden

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from members of the air force to conference organisers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident figures for the Tameside local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government:

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

Further information: Accident at work compensation claims

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

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

Droylsden serious injury claims

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

Slip, trip and fall injuries

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Droylsden

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Droylsden No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Droylsden and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Droylsden, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist could vary between ?38,500 and ?48,400 (based on 2015 market research).

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.

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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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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