Our Personal Injury Services

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.

What happened?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured:

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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

Read more:

Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Department of Transport data reveals there were 467 road accidents in Tameside in 2021, including 359 slight accidents, 97 accidents and 11 fatal accidents. 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.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Stalybridge, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, 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.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Stalybridge

Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 145 non-fatal work accidents in Tameside in 2021 (106 led to 7+ days off work).

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 were injured while working as an office worker or a paramedic, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Stalybridge?

Tameside work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined11%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related injury7%
Explosion related (e.g. dust)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2%
Fall from height7%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries20%
Physical assault7%
Slip, trip, fall same level29%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object13%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Clinical negligence claims in Stalybridge

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Stalybridge.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Stalybridge

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were injured on a station platform or on council-maintained land, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

Read more:

Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as head, brain and spinal injuries, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

Read more:

Claim serious injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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.

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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:

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FAQs

Have you helped many injury claimants in Stalybridge?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Stalybridge and Greater Manchester every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured because of a coworker's negligence, in a road accident or in a public place.

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.

Stalybridge personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.

Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor