A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Irlam or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Irlam personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Irlam

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to journalists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the Trafford local authority are published in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related210
Machinery related18810
Explosion related100
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)751
Fall from height412737
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)211
Physical assault9715
Slip, trip, fall same level1369984
Struck against221517
Struck by moving vehicle1067
Hit by falling object552637
Trapped by something collapsing410

Read more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Irlam

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Irlam

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, our 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

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Irlam serious injury compensation claims

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. Our 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

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by flour.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Irlam No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Irlam and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Irlam, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen for their specialist expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Selecting the most appropriate personal injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Irlam, how can you make certain you instruct the most appropriate one to advise you?

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?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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