No Win, No Fee injury compensation

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.

How did your injury occur?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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 Dukinfield

Official 2021 data recorded 467 road accidents in Tameside. 359 slight accidents, 97 accidents and 11 fatalities occurred on Tameside's roads in 2021. 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.

All road users in Dukinfield and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

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

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Dukinfield

In 2021, there were 145 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Tameside, based on official records.

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

Whether your accident happened while working as a factory worker or a personal trainer, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Dukinfield?

Tameside work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined11%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related injury7%
Explosion related (e.g. dust)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2%
Fall from height7%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries20%
Physical assault7%
Slip, trip, fall same level29%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object13%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Clinical negligence claims in Dukinfield

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Dukinfield.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place accidents claims in Dukinfield

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident occurred in a playground or in a restaurant, and a third party caused your accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Compensation for serious injuries

Any injury or long-lasting health condition that has had a life-altering effect on your life and ability to work may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Dukinfield and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Dukinfield injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to medical negligence or due to a manager's negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Dukinfield personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator