A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Royton

Cars involved in a road accident

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, motorbikes 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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Royton

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury101
Machinery related injury141314
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Fire related (e.g. burns)211
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)712
Fall from height241420
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)001
Lifting and carrying1346780
Physical attack231018
Slip or trip1149677
Struck against1687
Struck by moving vehicle725
Struck by object472227

Find out more: Accident at work claim

Other claims

Medical negligence in Royton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

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.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

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.

Royton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Royton and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Royton, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Royton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Royton, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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.

Read more Solicitor reviews

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?".

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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