Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured claimants in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.
Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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
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 Ramsbottom
Drivers have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Ramsbottom's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a crash, or were injured as a pedestrian on Ramsbottom's roads, the Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ramsbottom
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
HSE statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Greater Manchester workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Bury local authority) claims for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Walmersley Rd and on Longsight Rd.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from noise induced hearing loss to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
More claim types
The long-term effect of a serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are working out a claim.
By reducing the stress a major injury puts on an injured claimant, a successful claim enables claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of expert solicitors have aided families receive damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from mesothelioma to cerebral palsy.
Ramsbottom 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, Ramsbottom 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 Ramsbottom, 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.
How can Quittance 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.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you won many injury claims in Ramsbottom?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including public place accidents and ladder accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Are Ramsbottom claimants restricted to only local law firms?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Read Ramsbottom solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are contemplating which lawyer to instruct.
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What are the road accident statistics in Ramsbottom
Quittance's network of certified no win, no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in securing optimum settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Ramsbottom.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ramsbottom are common with statistics showing a total of 361 accidents (309 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bury local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 332.
Work accident statistics in Ramsbottom
The latest 2019 work injury stats for the Bury Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Bury Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||10|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Lifting and carrying||63|
|Slip or trip||69|
|Hit by vehicle||4|
|Struck by object||18|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1|
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.