Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Oldham, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred.
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a minor was injured.
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 Online 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:
Road accident claims in Oldham
You may be able to claim injury compensation if you were hurt on Oldham's roads due to another driver's behaviour.
No matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a motorcycle accident on Oldham's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Oldham
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Official statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or an electrocution accident. Public place (Oldham local authority) compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Lord Street and on Lee St.
When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
More about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
The long-term impact a serious or catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining how much compensation to pay.
A successful claim will ease the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided families claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious include serious pharmaceutical error and mesothelioma.
More about Catastrophic injury claims
Oldham No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Oldham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Oldham, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Oldham and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Oldham?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people in Oldham, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Oldham personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Researching reviews can certainly be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to act for you.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a moderate pain disorder, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £17,050 to £31,130 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I need to select a local Oldham lawyer?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so important as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to choose a firm that offers national medical coverage as you will be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Read more : Do I have to attend a medical?
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.