Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Partington, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the location of the injury.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Partington

Drivers and other road users should be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Partington's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on Partington's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Partington

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

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

More about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Partington 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, Partington 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 Partington, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are here to help

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Partington

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.

Work accident statistics in Partington

The most up to date 2019 work accident statistics for the Trafford Local Authority (2013/14) 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)Reported Injuries
Unspecified41
Electricity related0
Machinery related10
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1
Fall from height37
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1
Lifting67
Physical assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level84
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by falling object37
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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