Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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

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Each year, we help hundreds of people in Marple, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, whether a minor was injured or whether causation can be established.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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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Marple road accident claims

Road users should be able to claim compensation if they are hurt on Marple's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Marple's roads, we can help you take action. Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Marple

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are often connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken shoulders experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Osbourne Street and on Brinnington Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to irritant contact dermatitis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Quittance understand the change an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on a claimant, a compensation claim helps them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided people receive damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, serious pharmaceutical error and mesothelioma.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Marple 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, Marple 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 Marple, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance?

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Marple?

We are a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Marple, Greater Manchester and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Comparing Marple personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will you need to instruct a local Marple legal firm ?

The location of a solicitor is not particularly relevant as cases can be conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a company with a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Will I have to attend a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Marple

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Marple are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 442 accidents (396 slight accidents, 43 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stockport council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 405.

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for anyone injured in a road accident in Marple.

Marple work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident statistics for the Stockport Local Authority (2013/14) was available under regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined30
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related12
Explosion related1
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height (ladder)26
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and carrying64
Physical assault42
Slip or trip86
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle5
Hit by object29
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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