Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Rochdale or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Beginning your claim sooner should allow the solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide practical advice and legal guidance.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Rochdale?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Do I need to go with a local legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a firm with medical facilities near Rochdale as Claimants will need to go to a medical exam.
More on : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
The difference in the level of success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
For instance the amount retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £9,411 for a fractured femur could vary from £5,646 to £7,999.
Further reading - How to compare personal injury fees
Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Rochdale. Quittance have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road traffic accidents in Rochdale
Quittances panel of professional road traffic accident lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Rochdale.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Rochdale are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 392 accidents (350 slight accidents, 40 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Rochdale council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 478. Incidents in the Rochdale area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A58 and A664 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6060 and A58 crossroads.
The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by solicitors and insurers when they are working out what a claim is worth. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant, a claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist lawyers work with insurance providers and Courts to make sure Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness considered to be serious include paralysis and chemical burns.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for people, from kitchen workers to public house managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident data for the Rochdale local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Rochdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||15||10|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||6||5||1|
|Fall from height||27||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall||100||69||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||8||7|
|Hit by object||36||25||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||4|
Slips and trips
Government statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are still the most common accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in another category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on potholes are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Yorkshire St and on Milkstone Rd.
Medical negligence in Rochdale
Medical negligence - which is now more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is where there has been a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Rochdale have been instructed on claims filed against healthcare providers including Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB.
Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to toluene exposure.
Rochdale No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
Lawyers handling claims in Rochdale mostly conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This contract prevents the solicitor from charging any fees if the case is lost.
The 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may levy extra costs if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give detailed information helping Claimants decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Find additional information without being required to pick up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
Start a claim for compensation
You can start a claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with a member of the Quittance team.
Our team of experts are here to help. If you have further questions, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.