A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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 .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.

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.

Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Dukinfield

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Dukinfield

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Dukinfield

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.

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Serious injury

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.

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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.

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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.

Dukinfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Dukinfield and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Dukinfield, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning claims.

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

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 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?

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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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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