Updated: Wednesday, 7th September 2016
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.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should be made within a three-year window in most cases.
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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?
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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.
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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 tibula 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.
Personal injury compensation claims Quittance handles
Quittance's network of lawyers have guided clients in Heywood and throughout Greater Manchester whose accidents resulted in serious injury including:
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to benzene poisoning.
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||15||10|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||6||5||1|
|Fall from height||27||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall||100||69||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||8||7|
|Hit by object||36||25||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||4|
Clinical negligence in Heywood
Clinical negligence, in the past known as known as medical negligence, is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Greater Manchester and Heywood have worked on clinical negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals including Fairfield General Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Heywood
When your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means that their fees will not be charged. When you win, your legal fees will be paid by the losing side.
The 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may levy extra costs if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find more answers online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Start a injury claim
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get your personal injury claim underway, or begin a compensation claim online here.
If you need to ask something else or would like additional information about the process before starting, request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.