A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Marple or anywhere in the country, we can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a short, free consultation with a Marple-specialist lawyer can provide answers and advice.

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Compensation calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Marple

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road traffic accident claims

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Work accident claims in Marple

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from kitchen workers to management consultants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the Stockport local authority made available under regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined283130
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related9812
Explosion related101
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)443
Fall from height (ladder)301526
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)031
Lifting and carrying1115764
Physical assault444042
Slip or trip1129486
Struck against15610
Struck by moving vehicle845
Hit by object392329
Trapped underneath something101

See: Work accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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

Serious injury

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

Slip and trip 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.

Medical negligence in Marple

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Marple No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Marple and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Marple and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

In many cases a injury claim can take several months to complete. For serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

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?

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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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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