Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Manchester

Drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Manchester's roads due to someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a crash, the Quittance expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Manchester

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

HSE statistics reveal that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. They are often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken toes sustained on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Kingswood Road and on Bury New Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from radiation exposure to hydrocarbon poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual and their dependants. Damages should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have aided claimants receive damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include chronic pain, cerebral palsy and head injuries.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Manchester 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, Manchester 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 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Manchester?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Manchester, Greater Manchester and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free 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.

Manchester personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are contemplating which solicitor to select.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Manchester

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Manchester are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1388 accidents (1230 slight accidents, 154 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Manchester local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,399. 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.

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Manchester.

Manchester work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident stats for the Manchester Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Workplace accidents in Manchester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported117
Electrical injury6
Machinery related injury20
Explosion related1
Exposed to fire4
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)8
Fall from height71
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)5
Lifting and handling injuries217
Assault76
Slip, trip, fall same level244
Struck against17
Hit by vehicle15
Struck by object77
Crushed by something collapsing6

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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