Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Manchester or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within a three-year window in most cases.
Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Manchester or road accident, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The solicitor should explain how your injury claim will relate to these issues.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Usually a claim can take several months to complete. For severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises Claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £32,585 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can vary from £19,551 to £27,697.
Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
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.
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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.
Legal cases we handle in Manchester
Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have guided people in Manchester whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:
Road traffic accidents 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.
Quittances 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.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
Manchester experts for serious injury compensation claims
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.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants, from hotel workers to materials engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident statistics for the Manchester local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Manchester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||43||15||20|
|Exposed to fire||3||1||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||31||8||8|
|Fall from height||84||65||71|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||8||4||5|
|Lifting and handling injuries||438||218||217|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||418||278||244|
|Hit by vehicle||25||22||15|
|Struck by object||128||82||77|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||5||6|
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from radiation exposure to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Manchester
Medical negligence (which is now more correctly called Clinical Negligence) is when there has been a failing on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Manchester have helped with medical negligence claims brought against hospitals that include University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Manchester
In the event that your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged. In the event that you succeed in your claim, the legal costs must be paid by the losing party.
Are there extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We give detailed information helping Claimants determine whether to start the claim.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Start your claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence your claim. Alternatively, you can begin a personal injury claim online.
If you have more questions, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.