Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

Each year, we help injured claimants in Stockport, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a minor was injured.

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 Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Stockport

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Stockport, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, our useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Stockport work accident claims

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as an office worker or a waiter, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

Stockport clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Stockport.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Stockport public place accident claims

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you have been injured in a train station or in a gymnasium, you may be able to claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Stockport, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Stockport 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.

Stockport 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 Stockport, 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Stockport 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:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Stockport injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Stockport, Greater Manchester, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt due to a negligent diagnosis or in a car accident, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Stockport injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Stockport?

Quittance's network of knowledgeable legal advisors have decades of experience in securing the highest damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Stockport.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Stockport are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 278 road accidents in Stockport. There were 209 slight accidents, 62 accidents and 7 fatal accidents in 2021. Incidents in Stockport in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A6 and B5169 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A560 and M60 junction.

Stockport work accident statistics

In Stockport, there were 195 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

Stockport work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related4%
Explosion related0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0%
Lifting and carrying21%
Physical assault13%
Slip or trip28%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Hit by object9%
Trapped underneath something0%

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.

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor