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?

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

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.

Making a personal injury claim

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

Considerable legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has these 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.

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.

Personal injury compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles in Salford

It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Salford and Greater Manchester. Our team can assist with:

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.

Road traffic accidents in Salford

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Salford are not uncommon. Police repoetrs 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.

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Salford

Medical negligence, which is now correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is when an illness or injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An example case might be a care home injury compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Salford have been instructed on claims brought against the health service including Oaklands Hospital, 19 Lancaster Road, Salford, M6 8AQ.

Accidents in the workplace

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
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
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
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

Industrial disease

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

Salford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

Were you to win, the legal fees will be settled by the losing party (or their insurer). In the event that your solicitor loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that their legal fees are not payable.

A 'success fee' is charged by Salford lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is deducted from your compensation award.

Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Before you instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information about the process. Information can help you make the right decision for your future.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.

Get started

When you have made the choice to proceed, you can start the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.

Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.