A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Oldham or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

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

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Oldham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Oldham.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Oldham are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 513 accidents (459 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oldham local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 547. Incidents in Oldham in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A62 and A672 junction and on the single carriageway of the A6048 and A627 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Oldham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped self employed and employed claimants, from kitchen workers to packaging technologists, to claim compensation. Accident data in the Oldham local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Oldham Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury101
Machinery related injury141314
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)712
Fall from height241420
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)001
Lifting and carrying1346780
Physical attack231018
Slip or trip1149677
Struck against1687
Struck by moving vehicle725
Struck by object472227

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

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.

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Slips and trips

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.

Medical negligence in Oldham

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, our 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.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.

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Oldham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Oldham and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Oldham and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury

Finding the most appropriate legal representation to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to act for 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.

See Quittance reviews

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?

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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