Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Sale, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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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Sale road accident claims

You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Sale's roads due to another road user's negligence.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Sale's roads, our expert team can help. Our guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sale

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Safety figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as torn ligaments happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on Stockport Rd and on Park Road.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to PCB exposure.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Sale 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, Sale 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 Sale, 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

How do I start the process?

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 do the solicitors have of injury claims in Sale?

We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Sale, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Do I need to select a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not very critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?

What should you look for when checking Sale solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

What are the road accident statistics in Sale

Quittance's network of expert injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Sale.

Accidents involving vehicles in Sale are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 403 accidents (368 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Trafford council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 432. Accidents in Sale in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A56 and A5145 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6144 and B5397 junction.

What are the Sale work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness figures in the Trafford Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Trafford Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Unspecified41
Electricity related0
Machinery related10
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1
Fall from height37
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1
Lifting67
Physical assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level84
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by falling object37
Trapped by something collapsing0

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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