A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Littleborough or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Littleborough personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

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Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Littleborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Littleborough are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 392 accidents (350 slight accidents, 40 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Rochdale local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 478.

Our network of skilled injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Littleborough.

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Work accident claims in Littleborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed or employed claimants, from warehouse assistants to immigration officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident figures in the Rochdale local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Rochdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock010
Machinery related injury191510
Explosion related (e.g. gas)010
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)651
Fall from height271716
Animal related311
Manual handling1075476
Physical assault251013
Slip, trip or fall1006996
Struck against15126
Struck by moving vehicle887
Hit by object362543
Trapped by something collapsing344

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Other types of claim

Littleborough lawyers for serious injury claims

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.

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Slip and trip injuries

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Littleborough

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.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to asthma caused by latex.

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Littleborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Littleborough and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Littleborough, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

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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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying a suitable injury solicitor for your case is a critical step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Littleborough (according the SRA), how do you ensure you choose the best company to represent you?

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.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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.

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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?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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