Personal injury claims help and support

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If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

What happened?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I have a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old. Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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 Radcliffe

Government data reveals there were 307 road accidents in Bury in 2021, including 240 slight accidents, 60 accidents and 7 fatalities. Incidents in Radcliffe in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B6292 and A665 junction and on the single carriageway of the B6292 and A58 crossroads.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Radcliffe, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were hurt in a car crash, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Radcliffe

Bury Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 141 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 94 cases.

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

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a police officer or a retail worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

How common are Radcliffe work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in BuryReported Injuries
Undefined7%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related injury3%
Exposed to explosion0%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)4%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and carrying27%
Physical attack13%
Slip or trip30%
Struck against4%
Hit by vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Medical negligence claims in Radcliffe

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Radcliffe, including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place accident claims in Radcliffe

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident happened when travelling on public transport or on an uneven pavement, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Compensation for serious injuries

Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations.

Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Radcliffe and cross the UK.

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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:

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FAQs

Have you helped many injury claimants in Radcliffe?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Radcliffe and Greater Manchester every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a missed diagnosis or due to your employer's negligence.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Radcliffe solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator