A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Stalybridge or anywhere else in the UK, we can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated 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

Your solicitor should consider how these issues will relate to your case.

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Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Stalybridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Stalybridge are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 355 accidents (300 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Tameside council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 413. Accidents in the Stalybridge region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A6018 and A635 junction and on the single carriageway of the A670 and B6194 junction.

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Stalybridge.

Read more about No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Stalybridge

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to secondary school teachers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Tameside local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Tameside Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined352927
Electrical injury010
Machinery related injury131118
Explosion related (e.g. dust)200
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)824
Fall from height231716
Injured by an animal211
Lifting and handling injuries906050
Physical assault141117
Slip, trip, fall same level955271
Struck against764
Struck by moving vehicle584
Hit by object262631
Trapped by something collapsing112

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Other claims

Industrial disease

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.

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Serious injury solicitors handling compensation in Stalybridge

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

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Clinical negligence in Stalybridge

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. To make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Stalybridge 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 Stalybridge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Stalybridge and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance 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.

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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.

How to choose the best personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

In many cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

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.

More - What is the process for attending a medical?

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.

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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