Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Royton or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
To win a Royton personal injury case, 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
Making your claim sooner will enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury?
Finding the most suitable injury lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards achieving the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
What is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to advise you?
Check Royton solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture when attempting to decide which lawyer to work with.
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Do you need to choose a local Royton lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so critical as cases are normally managed remotely.
You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical coverage as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
More details - Do you have a medical centre in or near Royton?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could vary between £25,575 and £31,075 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Which kinds of cases does Quittance handle in Royton and Greater Manchester?
Quittance's panel of lawyers help individuals in Royton and across Greater Manchester whose accidents were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).
Slip, trip and fall accidents
HSE figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also common with recent slips having occurred on Rochdale Rd and on Parkgate.
Quittance has handled claims for people, from soldiers to restaurant managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident figures in the Oldham local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Oldham Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||14||13||14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||7||1||2|
|Fall from height||24||14||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||134||67||80|
|Slip or trip||114||96||77|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||2||5|
|Struck by object||47||22||27|
Serious injury specialists in Royton
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a major impact on a Claimant and their family. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of law firms for many years have aided people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to asbestos-related disease.
Medical negligence in Royton
Medical negligence, which is more accurately called Clinical Negligence, is when an injury or illness results from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors covering Royton have handled legal action brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH.
Road accidents in Royton
Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Royton.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Royton are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 513 accidents (459 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oldham local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 547. Incidents in the Royton region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A671 and A663 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A671 and A6048 junction.
Royton No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Solicitors looking after claims in Royton and Greater Manchester work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents the solicitor from charging any legal fees if the case is lost.
100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some firms may charge additional costs should the claim fail. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about 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.
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Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin?
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using the online contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback at a convenient time or call 0800 612 7456.