Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Each year, we help injured people in Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether liability can be proved.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Hazel Grove

You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Hazel Grove's roads due to a negligent road user.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car accident on Hazel Grove's roads, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hazel Grove

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hazel Grove No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Hazel Grove injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Hazel Grove?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Hazel Grove solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors can differ considerably.

Reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which lawyer to pick.

Read more Quittance reviews

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.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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