Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury 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
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
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Romiley and Greater Manchester?
Our network of solicitors help people get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||4||4||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||30||15||26|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||111||57||64|
|Slip or trip||112||94||86|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||4||5|
|Hit by object||39||23||29|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
Clinical and medical negligence in Romiley
Medical negligence - which is more properly referred to as Clinical Negligence - is where an injury is connected to a failing on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Greater Manchester and Romiley have worked on claims filed against the health service including Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE.
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from NIHL to PCB exposure.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Romiley
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of Romiley cases
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements guard injured Claimants from the obligation to settle legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some firms could impose additional fees if they lose your case. Through Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. Answers will help you to make the best choice for you.
Get answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can begin your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through Quittance's contact form.
Speak to a member of our network of specialists today for more detail about you claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.