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.
Can I make a claim for compensation?
If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
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.
Calculate my compensation
The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.
Work accident claims in Rochdale
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|
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Road traffic accident claims in Rochdale
Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.
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Other types of claim
Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to toluene exposure.
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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.
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.
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Medical negligence in Rochdale
Clinical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
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Rochdale No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Rochdale and across the UK.
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Meet our team
Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Rochdale and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.
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What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Rochdale?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Rochdale, Greater Manchester and across the country, obtain compensation.
We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Frequently asked questions
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
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
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.
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.