A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Gatley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

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What is my claim worth?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Gatley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from office workers to environmental health officers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury figures in the Stockport local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Stockport Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined283130
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related9812
Explosion related101
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)443
Fall from height (ladder)301526
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)031
Lifting and carrying1115764
Physical assault444042
Slip or trip1129486
Struck against15610
Struck by moving vehicle845
Hit by object392329
Trapped underneath something101

Find out more: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Gatley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have years of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Gatley.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Gatley are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 442 accidents (396 slight accidents, 43 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stockport local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 405. Accidents in the Gatley region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B5167 and A5103 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A560 and A34 crossroads.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other injury claims

Gatley serious injury compensation

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. Our 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

Clinical negligence in Gatley

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by isocyanates.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester. They are frequently lead to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Stockport Rd and on Old Rectory Gardens.

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Gatley 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 Gatley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Gatley, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

To meet more of our 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 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.

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FAQs

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.

What factors to check when locating the right personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to offer practical advice and expert legal guidance.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?31,625 to ?42,460 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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?".

Look into 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.

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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.

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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