A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Have I got a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury A claim 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.

Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hazel Grove

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified665367
Electric shock221
Machinery related injury181020
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire020
Exposure to harmful substance1116
Fall from height413734
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)422
Lifting and carrying171103103
Physical assault473331
Slip, trip or fall161147111
Struck against281321
Struck by moving vehicle191113
Hit by object603349
Crushed by something collapsing140

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Hazel Grove

Cars involved in a road accident

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, motorbikes 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.

See: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Hazel Grove

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

Serious injury

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

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.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to farmers lung.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Hazel Grove No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Hazel Grove and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Hazel Grove, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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