A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Stretford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Stretford

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Stretford.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stretford are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 154 serious accidents and 1230 slight accidents in 2013 in Manchester (Total events were 1388 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,399. Accidents in the Stretford region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A5145 and A56 crossroads and on the B5158 and A5081 roundabout.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Stretford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from construction workers to scientific laboratory technicians, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics for the Manchester local authority are compiled under regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Manchester Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported140117117
Electrical injury756
Machinery related injury431520
Explosion related001
Exposed to fire314
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)3188
Fall from height846571
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)845
Lifting and handling injuries438218217
Slip, trip, fall same level418278244
Struck against421917
Hit by vehicle252215
Struck by object1288277
Crushed by something collapsing256

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Stretford

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.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors in Stretford

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.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to siderosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester. These types of accident are typically the initiators of injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Manchester local authority) compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

Stretford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Stretford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Stretford and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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