Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Standish, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Standish

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you were injured in an accident on Standish's roads because of another driver's actions.

It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Standish's roads, we're here to help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Standish

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you a landscape gardener hurt on site or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, when supporting another person or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained arms happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent falls having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want closure instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Standish No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Standish injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Standish, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Standish?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Standish, Greater Manchester and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Standish personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary enormously.

Online reviews can help build a picture when considering which solicitor best serves your needs.

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The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is considerable.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £10,487 for a fractured forearm could conceivably vary from £6,292 to £8,914.

Read more at How much can you claim?

Do I need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases can be run remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

See - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What are the road accident statistics in Standish

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Standish are relatively frequent with 4 fatal accidents, 61 serious accidents and 400 slight accidents in 2013 in Wigan (Total events were 465 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 448.

Quittance's network of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving maximum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Standish.

Standish work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work accident figures in the Wigan Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Work accidents in Wigan Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other34
Electrocution0
Machinery related6
Explosion related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)5
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Manual handling81
Assault31
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)86
Struck against13
Hit by vehicle5
Struck by object36
Trapped by something collapsing3

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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