Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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Every year, we help injured people in Royton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Royton road accident claims

You can make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Royton's roads due to a careless road user.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Royton's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Royton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

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

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Royton No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Royton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Royton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?".

What are the road accident statistics 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, 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.

What are the Royton work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident figures in the Oldham Local Authority (2013/14) 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 AuthorityReported Injuries
Other28
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury14
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and carrying80
Physical attack18
Slip or trip77
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object27

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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