A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Sale or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

To win a Sale personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sale

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to retail buyers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness figures in the Trafford local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Trafford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related210
Machinery related18810
Explosion related100
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)751
Fall from height412737
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)211
Physical assault9715
Slip, trip, fall same level1369984
Struck against221517
Struck by moving vehicle1067
Hit by falling object552637
Trapped by something collapsing410

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Sale

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Sale

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

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

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Sale experts for serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on a claimant. By reducing the financial stress severe injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows individuals to prioritise their recovery. Our network of specialist law firms work with Courts, insurance providers and medical providers to ensure people affected by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious include cancer, serious pharmaceutical error and spinal cord damage.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Sale 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 Sale and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Sale, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their specialist expertise.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance 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.

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs

Identifying the most appropriate law firm to assist you is the most important step towards securing the highest settlement or award for your accident.

How can you make sure you select the best firm to advise you?

The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?37,077 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could vary from ?22,246 to ?31,515.

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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.

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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