A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor can take you through these points and will look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Mossley

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Mossley are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 355 accidents (300 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Tameside local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 413.

Quittance's group of lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Mossley.

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Work accident claims in Mossley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from factory workers to maintenance engineers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Tameside local authority reported under legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Tameside Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury131118
Explosion related (e.g. dust)200
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)824
Fall from height231716
Injured by an animal211
Lifting and handling injuries906050
Physical assault141117
Slip, trip, fall same level955271
Struck against764
Struck by moving vehicle584
Hit by object262631
Trapped by something collapsing112

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Mossley

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by colophony.

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Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms have helped claimants recover damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure and serious pharmaceutical error.

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Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by tools in use, a carrying injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken toes experienced on spillages are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Manchester Rd and on Buckton Vale Rd.

Mossley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Mossley and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Mossley and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Mossley?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Mossley, Greater Manchester and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and accidents on public transport.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most suitable PI lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards negotiating the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Mossley (according the SRA), how do you make certain you choose the best company to handle your case?

The diversity in the level of fees between lawyers is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?4,212 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from ?2,527 to ?3,580.

Further reading - How much compensation can you claim?

Look into Mossley personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Researching online reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to select.

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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Mossley?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your 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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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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