A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Partington or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, proving a claim has three key elements. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

A brief, no-obligation call with a specialist solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Partington

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert no win, no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Partington.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Partington are quite common with 4 fatal accidents, 31 serious accidents and 368 slight accidents in 2013 in Trafford (Total events were 403 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 432. Incidents in Partington in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A57 and B5212 junction and on the single carriageway of the B5160 and A6144 junction.

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Work accident claims in Partington

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed people, from soldiers to nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics for the Trafford local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified543441
Electricity related210
Machinery related18810
Explosion related100
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)751
Fall from height412737
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)211
Lifting1217267
Physical assault9715
Slip, trip, fall same level1369984
Struck against221517
Struck by moving vehicle1067
Hit by falling object552637
Trapped by something collapsing410

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.

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Serious injury

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have is recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation.

By relieving the stress a major injury places on a Claimant, a compensation claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitor firms have for many years aided Claimants impacted by major accidents.

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Slips, trips and falls

Reported figures indicate that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on obstructed pathways are also common with pavement trips having happened on Wood Lane and on Hall Lane.

Medical negligence in Partington

Clinical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Partington 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 Partington and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Partington, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

Have you handled many claims in Partington?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people in Partington, Greater Manchester and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car passenger accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most suitable PI lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards achieving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How do you make sure you select the ideal company for your needs?

The diversity in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors is vast

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?8,665 for a fractured index finger could conceivably vary from ?5,199 to ?7,365.

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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Solicitor reviews in Partington - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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