A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Ramsbottom or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Making a claim

Injury claims must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown 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.

Starting your claim sooner will enable the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Selecting a suitable solicitor to represent you is an important step towards receiving the highest compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Ramsbottom (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how can you make certain you instruct the ideal firm to pursue compensation for you?

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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Cases we conduct in Ramsbottom

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Ramsbottom and throughout Greater Manchester. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:

Serious injury experts handling compensation in Ramsbottom

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.

Clinical negligence in Ramsbottom

Medical negligence, more properly called clinical negligence, is when an injury or illness is sustained from a failing on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers covering Greater Manchester and Ramsbottom have handled claims brought against local hospitals including Alpha Hospital Bury, Buller Street, (Off Bolton Road), Bury, BL8 2BS.

Industrial disease

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.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted Claimants, from construction workers to press photographers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics for the Bury local authority are compiled in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:

Workplace 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

Road traffic claims

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.

Slip, trip and fall 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.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Ramsbottom

CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements secure Ramsbottom Claimants from the obligation to pay their legal fees if they do not win their case.

Will there be any additional costs to account for?

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.

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

Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you choose a lawyer.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.

Start your claim

Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to make your claim for compensation, alternatively you can start the claim online.

Our specialist team are here to help. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.