Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Stalybridge
Stalybridge drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's actions.
It does not matter whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Stalybridge's roads, or were hurt in a crash, our specialist team can help. This guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stalybridge
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. They are often connected to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Tameside local authority) cases for injuries like bruised backs sustained on pavement ice are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to organophosphate exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
We understand the change compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Quittance fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families collect damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include spinal cord damage and serious pharmaceutical error.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Stalybridge No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Stalybridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Stalybridge and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Stalybridge?
We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
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.
Check Stalybridge solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.
Reviews can be enlightening when considering which lawyer to instruct.
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Will you need to go with a local Stalybridge legal firm?
The location of the law firm is not important as cases are normally run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to select a company that has medical facilities near Stalybridge as you will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.
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 severe shoulder injuries could vary between £15,510 and £38,830 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.