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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How Quittance can help

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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 Stockport

Stockport drivers and other road users can start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.

No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Stockport's roads, the Quittance useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Stockport

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

Whatever your job, whether you suffered a sprain or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by moving machinery, a fall from height or a river drowning accident. Public place (Stockport local authority) litigation for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to welders lung.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the stress severe injury puts on an injured claimant, compensation allows individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms engage with the legal system and insurers ensuring families affected by severe accidents receive legal and medical support. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include back injuries and chemical poisoning.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Stockport 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, Stockport 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 Stockport, 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

How do I start the process?

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

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Stockport?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Stockport, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £4,382 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from £2,629 to £3,725.

More information Get a quote

Injury lawyer reviews in Stockport - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Stockport are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 442 accidents (396 slight accidents, 43 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Stockport local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 405. 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

The most up to date 2019 accident stats in the Stockport Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Stockport Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined30
Electric shock injury1
Machinery related12
Explosion related1
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height (ladder)26
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and carrying64
Physical assault42
Slip or trip86
Struck against10
Struck by moving vehicle5
Hit by object29
Trapped underneath something1

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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