Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making a claim
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.
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.
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.
Claims we handle in Gatley
Quittance's panel of solicitors have represented clients in Gatley whose circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained by Gatley residents include:
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to asthma caused by isocyanates.
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.
Clinical negligence in Gatley
Clinical negligence - previously known as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. A common example might be an NHS Never Event claim. Our panel of lawyers acting for Gatley have been instructed on claims brought against local hospitals including BMI The Alexandra Hospital, The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle, SK8 2PX.
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.
Road traffic accidents in Gatley
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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||4||4||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||30||15||26|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||111||57||64|
|Slip or trip||112||94||86|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||4||5|
|Hit by object||39||23||29|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
Gatley No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
Should you win, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the other side. If your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.
Do you need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
We offer detailed information to help Claimants decide whether to start the claim.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start a personal injury claim?
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get your personal injury claim underway, or you can begin a injury claim online here.
If you have anything else to ask or would like more information about the process before starting, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.