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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Irlam, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Irlam road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Irlam's roads due to another party's actions.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car collision on Irlam's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, this road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Irlam

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported statistics show that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles sustained on raised kerb stones are also common with street trips having occurred on Woodsend Road and on Liverpool Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want closure instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect of serious injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when calculating compensation. A claim will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries held to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and asbestos-related disease.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Irlam 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, Irlam 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 Irlam, 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

Starting a claim

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

Has Quittance handled many Irlam claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Irlam, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of people in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Irlam solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms is enormous.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £50,484 for emphysema might vary from £30,290 to £42,911.

Read more at - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to select a local Irlam solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More details : What is the process for attending a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Irlam

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Irlam are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 403 accidents (368 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Trafford local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 432.

The panel of professional road traffic accident lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Irlam.

What are the Irlam work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 accident stats in the Trafford Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified41
Electricity related0
Machinery related10
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1
Fall from height37
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1
Lifting67
Physical assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level84
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by falling object37
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

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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