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

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Horwich

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Horwich, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

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

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Road accident compensation claims

Horwich work accident claims

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.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a carpenter or a baggage handler, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

Horwich clinical negligence claims

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Horwich.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Horwich Occupiers liability injury 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 hurt at a leisure centre or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Serious injury compensation

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Horwich, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Horwich 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.

Horwich 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 Horwich, 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Horwich 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

Have you helped many Horwich injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Horwich and Greater Manchester every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to medical negligence or due to a manager's negligence.

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.

Horwich injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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What are the road accident statistics in Horwich?

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.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Horwich are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 427 road accidents in Bolton. There were 336 slight accidents, 83 accidents and 8 fatal accidents in 2021. 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.

Work accident statistics in Horwich

In 2021, there were 211 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Bolton, based on official records.

Work accidents in Bolton (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related5%
Explosives related0%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)1%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting24%
Physical assault6%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Trapped underneath something0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor