A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Failsworth or anywhere else in the UK, we can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Failsworth personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

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What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Failsworth

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Failsworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from soldiers to estate agents, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work statistics in the Oldham local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Oldham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other342528
Electrical injury101
Machinery related injury141314
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)712
Fall from height241420
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)001
Lifting and carrying1346780
Physical attack231018
Slip or trip1149677
Struck against1687
Struck by moving vehicle725
Struck by object472227

See: Work accident compensation claim

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Other injury 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

Failsworth specialists for serious injury compensation

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

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Failsworth

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Failsworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Failsworth and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Failsworth and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their level of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding a suitable lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Failsworth (according to the SRA database) - how can you ensure you select the best company to help you?

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?".

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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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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