Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Gatley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
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 Online Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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 Gatley
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Gatley and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Regardless of whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about how to claim.
Work accident claims in Gatley
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a zero-hours contractor or a factory worker, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Gatley
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Public place accidents in Gatley
Whether you have been injured in a supermarket or in a public park, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation claims
Quittance recognise the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people impacted by major injury.
The Quittance team work for compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. The panel of specialist lawyers have aided people recover damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include amputation and poisoning.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Gatley No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Gatley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Gatley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Gatley and cross the UK.
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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Have you won many injury claims in Gatley?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Gatley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to scaffolding accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Gatley personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Reading reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.
Are Gatley claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.