A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Heywood or anywhere else in the UK, we can will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should be made within a three-year window in most cases.

In order to win a Heywood personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Heywood

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from members of the army to health service managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury information for the Rochdale local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Rochdale Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock010
Machinery related injury191510
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)651
Fall from height271716
Animal related311
Manual handling1075476
Physical assault251013
Slip, trip or fall1006996
Struck against15126
Struck by moving vehicle887
Hit by object362543
Trapped by something collapsing344

Read more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Heywood

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Heywood are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 392 accidents (350 slight accidents, 40 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Rochdale local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 478. Accidents in the Heywood region in 2013 included collisions on the slip road of the M62 and A6046 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6045 and A6046 junction.

Our network of trained legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving maximum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Heywood.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Heywood

Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded data underscore the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Greater Manchester. They are frequently the initiators of accidents filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Rochdale local authority) litigation for injuries like sprained ankles happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having happened on Hindhill Street and on Argyle Parade.

Serious injury

We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. By reducing the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a compensation claim allows people to concentrate on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families affected by severe accidents. Injuries which are held to be serious and catastrophic include neck injuries, bowel cancer and serious psychiatric harm.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Heywood No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Heywood and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Heywood, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Heywood?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Heywood, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of people across Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car passenger accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation award.

How do you make sure you select the most appropriate one to pursue compensation for you?

Read Heywood personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be informative if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to pick.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Heywood claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Medical examinations 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.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken tibia or fibula could vary between ?1,000 and ?7,370 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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