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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
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.
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
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
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.
How do I start 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1|
|Fall from height||37|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||84|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by falling object||37|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.