A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Salford or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an injury lawyer can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Salford

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Salford are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 537 accidents (467 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Salford local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 549. Accidents in the Salford area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A56 and A576 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A6042 and A6041 crossroads.

Our panel of professional no win no fee legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Salford.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Salford

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from members of the air force to restaurant managers, to claim compensation. Accident at work data in the Salford local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Salford Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General394633
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
010
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Lifting1098877
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

See: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in Greater Manchester and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a falling object or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with slips having happened on Mocha Parade and on Gerald Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to siderosis (welders lung).

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Salford serious injury claims

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining a claim.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of lawyers work with insurance providers, medical experts and Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Salford

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial compensation. You can write to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, for example, to make a complaint against Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Salford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Salford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Salford, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their professionalism and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is your track record of handling claims in Salford?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Salford, Greater Manchester and across the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those searching for a solicitor

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Salford solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful when trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Salford Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?53,075 to ?105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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