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

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

How we can help

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

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

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

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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

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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Failsworth road accident claims

You should be able to claim compensation if you were hurt in an accident on Failsworth's roads as the result of the behaviour of another road user.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Failsworth

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded data show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Greater Manchester workplace in 2015. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a moving object or a toxic substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Oldham Rd and on Lightbowne Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by grain.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team understand the difference a successful claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial stress serious injury imposes on a claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to focus on rehabilitation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Failsworth 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, Failsworth 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 Failsworth, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you won many injury claims in Failsworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Failsworth, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and motorbike accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do you need a local lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Failsworth as you will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a medical centre in or near Failsworth?

Failsworth solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reviews can certainly be revealing if you are considering which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What are the road accident statistics in Failsworth

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Failsworth are reasonably common with 1 fatal accidents, 53 serious accidents and 459 slight accidents in 2013 in Oldham (Total events were 513 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 547. Accidents in the Failsworth area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A62 and A6104 junction and on the slip road of the B6393 and A62 junction.

Quittance's network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in negotiating the highest damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Failsworth.

Failsworth work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work stats in the Oldham Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Oldham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other28
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury14
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and carrying80
Physical attack18
Slip or trip77
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object27

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.

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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