Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Littleborough, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim 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 exceptions?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. 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:
Road accident claims in Littleborough
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have the right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Littleborough's roads because of another party's negligence.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Littleborough's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Littleborough
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester. They are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken ankles occurring on spillages are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on New Rd and on Church St.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
More about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured claimant, a successful claim helps them to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's network of expert law firms have for many years helped families impacted by serious accidents.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Littleborough 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, Littleborough 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 Littleborough, 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.
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
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Littleborough?
Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Littleborough, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Will I need to choose a local legal firm?
The location of a lawyers office is not so important as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a law firm with national medical coverage as you will be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Read Littleborough personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be revealing if you are thinking about which solicitor to instruct.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for mild asthma, for example, ranges from £8,580 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.