Years of experience helping injured claimants
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Manchester and throughout the UK get the best possible compensation for their injuries.
What happened?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
Please select how you were injured:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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 Manchester
Road accidents in Manchester are quite common. Government data indicates there were 862 road accidents in Manchester in 2021; 678 slight accidents, 172 accidents and 12 fatalities. Accidents in Manchester in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B6469 and A34 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A34 and A56 crossroads.
If you have been injured on Manchester's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash, our expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.
Manchester work injury claims
There were 1 fatalities and 445 other work accidents in Manchester in 2021.
|Manchester work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||2%|
|Exposed to fire||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||1%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||25%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||28%|
|Hit by vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||9%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1%|
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a builder or a firefighter, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Manchester medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Manchester.
Manchester occupiers liability accident claims
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether you were injured in a park or when travelling by train, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have an immediate and life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Manchester and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many Manchester injury claimants?
We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Manchester and Greater Manchester every year.
A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car accident, at work or during a negligent medical procedure.
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.
Manchester solicitor reviews
All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.