A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Romiley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must be made within a three-year window in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Romiley personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Romiley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from soldiers to regulatory affairs officers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Stockport local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury011
Machinery related9812
Explosion related101
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)443
Fall from height (ladder)301526
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)031
Lifting and carrying1115764
Physical assault444042
Slip or trip1129486
Struck against15610
Struck by moving vehicle845
Hit by object392329
Trapped underneath something101

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Romiley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Romiley are quite common. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 43 serious accidents and 396 slight accidents in 2013 in Stockport (Total events were 442 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 405.

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Romiley.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Greater Manchester. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents filed under a different category like being hit by tools in use, a carrying injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Serious injury experts in Romiley

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By relieving the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant, a successful claim helps claimants to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped people collect compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include cancer and amputation.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from NIHL to PCB exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Romiley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for closure rather than a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Romiley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Romiley and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Romiley, from less severe claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Romiley?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Romiley, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

What factors to think about when selecting the right personal injury solicitor

In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Romiley?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The difference in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?43,896 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms can range from ?26,337 to ?37,311.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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