Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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).
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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
Drivers and other road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Radcliffe's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, we can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Radcliffe
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
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.
Read more about Medical negligence compensation
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related illness to pneumoconiosis.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
Radcliffe 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, Radcliffe 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 Radcliffe, 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors
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.
More on - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.