Personal injury claims help and support

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

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

How did your injury happen?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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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.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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.

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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 Standish

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Standish are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 296 road accidents in Wigan in 2021 (230 slight accidents, 63 accidents and 3 fatal accidents).

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were hurt as a pedestrian, we're here to help. Our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Standish work injury claims

In Wigan, there were 223 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

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

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a support worker or a lifeguard, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

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How common are Standish work accidents?

Work accidents in Wigan (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other10%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related2%
Explosion related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to teflon fumes)2%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0%
Manual handling25%
Assault9%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)26%
Struck against4%
Hit by vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Standish medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for 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 medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Standish, including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Standish public place accident claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured on council property or at an airport, and someone else was responsible, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury compensation claims

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include head or spinal injuries, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

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.

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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 Standish 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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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Standish?

Whether you live in Standish, Greater Manchester or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred at your place of work, on a bicycle or due to medical negligence our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator