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?

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

Making a personal injury claim

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

Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

See Solicitor reviews

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?

Personal injury compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles in Radcliffe

Quittance's network of lawyers have guided Claimants in Radcliffe whose circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:

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.

Road traffic claims

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 repoetrs 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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Radcliffe

Medical negligence (which is more precisely referred to as Clinical Negligence) is when an injury is suffered by a person a failing by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Radcliffe have helped Claimants with medical negligence compensation claims brought against healthcare providers that include Alpha Hospital Bury, Buller Street, (Off Bolton Road), Bury, BL8 2BS.

Industrial disease

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

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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
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

No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling matters in Radcliffe

In the event that your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means that their legal fees will not be charged. Were you to win, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the losing Defendant.

Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee

Quittance's network of solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay your lawyer's legal costs should the injury claim be unsuccessful.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about the claims process

Before you decide to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers will help you make the right decision for you.

Find more answers without being required to pick up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions here.

How to get a personal injury claim started

When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or via our contact form.

If you would like a specific question answered before making a decision, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.