Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Hazel Grove or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within three years.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
In most cases, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.
How to choose the best lawyer for you
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
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The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Hazel Grove?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Which types of compensation claims do you handle?
Quittance's network of expert lawyers have assisted people in Hazel Grove and throughout Greater Manchester whose accident circumstances led to serious injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from construction workers to horticultural consultants, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident data in the Cheshire East local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Cheshire East Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||18||10||20|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||1||6|
|Fall from height||41||37||34|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||2||2|
|Lifting and carrying||171||103||103|
|Slip, trip or fall||161||147||111|
|Struck by moving vehicle||19||11||13|
|Hit by object||60||33||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||4||0|
Medical and clinical negligence in Hazel Grove
Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other healthcare provider. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Greater Manchester and Hazel Grove have worked on negligence compensation claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE.
The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured person. By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person, a compensation claim helps individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with the Courts and insurance companies to ensure people affected by major accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include head injuries and lung disease.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Cheshire East local authority) claims for injuries like broken arms suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Maple Rd and on Chester Rd.
Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to farmers lung.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Hazel Grove
Our network of trained injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Hazel Grove.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Hazel Grove are relatively common. Official statistics reveal 7 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 509 slight accidents in 2013 in Bolton (Total events were 588 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 632. Accidents in the Hazel Grove area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A6 and A627 junction and on the single carriageway of the A523 and A5143 crossroads.
Hazel Grove No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
If your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that the legal fees will not be charged. When you are successful, your legal fees are paid by the losing Defendant.
Are there any hidden fees?
We promise No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay any of your lawyer's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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How to get your personal injury claim underway
When you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via our online contact form.
Our specialist team help people every day. Need more information? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.