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?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury A claim 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.

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.

Work accident claims in Ramsbottom

Worker injured in accident

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
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

See: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Ramsbottom

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

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.

See: Serious injury compensation

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.

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.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Ramsbottom

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Ramsbottom No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Ramsbottom and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Ramsbottom, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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