Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How can we help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stretford, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or 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 points to consider?
Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Stretford
If you were injured in an accident on Stretford's roads as the result of the actions of another driver, you should be able to claim injury compensation.
Whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, this road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stretford
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to siderosis.
More claim types
Quittance's team understand the critical change compensation makes to people affected by serious injury.
We work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Stretford 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, Stretford 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 Stretford, 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.
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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What experience do you have of handling claims in Stretford?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Stretford, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and slips and trips at work.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Read Stretford solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.
Find out more Quittance reviews
The difference in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £12,248 for scarring can range from £7,349 to £10,411.
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Are Stretford claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.