Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Dukinfield or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Dukinfield or road accident, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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 as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
What to check when finding the best lawyer
It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.
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?
What kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct?
Our panel of solicitors assist clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips and trips are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by machinery, a fall from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained paths are also common with incidents having happened on King Street and on Concord Way.
Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to construction managers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work information for the Tameside local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Tameside Local Authority||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|
Clinical and medical negligence in Dukinfield
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty by a hospital or other healthcare provider, private or NHS. Our highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Greater Manchester and Dukinfield have helped Claimants with cases made against local hospitals including Tameside Hospital, Fountain St, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 9RW.
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.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of certified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Dukinfield.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Dukinfield are common. Gov. uk statistics show 2 fatal accidents, 53 serious accidents and 300 slight accidents in 2013 in Tameside (Total events were 355 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 413. Incidents in Dukinfield in 2013 included car crashes on the one way street of the A627 and A6043 crossroads and on the one way street of the A627 and A6140 crossroads.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims in Dukinfield
No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants in Dukinfield from the need to settle legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some firms may impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
Get more answers online without needing to pick up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a claim for compensation?
If you are ready to proceed, you can start a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via the contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone 0800 612 7456.