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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Horwich, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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 Horwich

Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Horwich's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Horwich's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, our expert team can help. This road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Horwich

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Winter Hey Lane and on New St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to chronic silicosis.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation can make to seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have aided people recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include radiation exposure and multiple fractures.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Horwich 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, Horwich 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 Horwich, 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 do I start the process?

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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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Horwich?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Horwich, Greater Manchester and across the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to slips and trips at work.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitor is not so important as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Horwich personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be instructive when attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.

Read more : Personal injury lawyer reviews

The contrast in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £91,815 for severe arm injuries could vary from £55,089 to £78,043.

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Horwich

Road accidents involving vehicles in Horwich are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 588 accidents (509 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bolton local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 632. Accidents in the Horwich region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A6 and B5238 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6 and A6027 roundabout.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have decades of experience in getting the best awards for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Horwich.

Horwich work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work accident figures in the Bolton Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Bolton Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other42
Electrical injury0
Machinery related16
Explosives related1
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)2
Fall from height (ladder)25
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting79
Physical assault21
Slip or trip96
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object36
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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