Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help
We have helped injured claimants in Mossley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Mossley road accident claims
Mossley road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's actions.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Mossley's roads, our expert team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Mossley
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
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.
Read more about Medical negligence claims
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.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
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.
Read more about Serious injury claims
Mossley 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, Mossley 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 Mossley, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Mossley
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.
Mossley work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident at work stats in the Tameside Local Authority (2013/14) reported under legislation by the Government excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Tameside Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||18|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||4|
|Fall from height||16|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||50|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||71|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||31|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.