Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident 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 Personal 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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Road accident claims in Dukinfield

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Dukinfield's roads because of someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision at a junction, or were involved as a pedestrian, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Dukinfield

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The effect serious injury can have will be understood by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim helps people to focus on their rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of lawyers for many years have helped claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from neck injuries to radiation exposure.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Dukinfield 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, Dukinfield 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 Dukinfield, 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

How do I start the process?

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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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Dukinfield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Dukinfield?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will you need to instruct a local Dukinfield solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases are normally run remotely.

You will need to choose a firm that provides medical facilities near Dukinfield as you will have to go to a medical exam.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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