A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Radcliffe or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Eligibility to claim

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

In order to win a Radcliffe personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The lawyer will consider how each of the points will relate to your claim.

Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Radcliffe

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to paramedics, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury statistics for the Bury local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Bury Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined323316
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury776
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)423
Fall from height (scaffolding)261510
Injured by an animal100
Lifting and carrying784463
Physical attack323131
Slip or trip656069
Struck against8710
Hit by vehicle1314
Struck by object221718
Crushed by something collapsing011

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Road traffic accident claims in Radcliffe

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Radcliffe.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Radcliffe are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 3 fatal accidents, 49 serious accidents and 309 slight accidents in 2013 in Bury (Total events were 361 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 332. 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.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence 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 specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related illness to pneumoconiosis.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work in Greater Manchester. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on West St and on Rufford Drive.

Serious injury solicitors in Radcliffe

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on an individual and their dependants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms work with the legal system and insurers to make sure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to multiple fractures.

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Radcliffe 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 Radcliffe and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Radcliffe, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Radcliffe?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

Identifying the most suitable solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards securing the most compensation for your injuries.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?

Check Radcliffe personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive when weighing up which solicitor to work with.

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The difference in the amount of success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?65,757 for a serious back injury could conceivably vary from ?39,454 to ?55,893.

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Will I need to go with a local Radcliffe solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not important as cases are typically handled remotely.

However, you should select a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical examination.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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