Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We're here to help.
If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
We have helped injured people in Heywood, Greater Manchester and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make 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 (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Heywood
Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, our specialist team can help. This guide explains how to start a road accident injury claim.
Heywood work injury claims
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were injured or became ill working as a personal trainer or an electrician, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Heywood medical negligence claims
Medical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Heywood, including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester).
Heywood occupiers liability accident claims
Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether you were injured in an office or on land maintained by the local authority, and someone else was at fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as head or spinal injuries.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.
Heywood No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Heywood injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Heywood, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Heywood and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
What are the road accident statistics in Heywood
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.
Work accident statistics in Heywood
The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Rochdale Local Authority (2013/14) was 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||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||10|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||1|
|Fall from height||16|
|Slip, trip or fall||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by object||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||4|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.