A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Swinton or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Swinton

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Swinton are not uncommon with statistics showing 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 549. Incidents in the Swinton region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A580 and A572 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A572 and B5231 junction.

Quittance's network of accredited personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Swinton.

Find out more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Swinton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from catering assistants to site managers, to claim injury compensation. Accident figures for the Salford local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Salford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestosis to solvent exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Swinton

Quittance understand the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured claimants. Our network of specialist solicitors fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Our network of solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure and head injuries.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Official data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester. They are frequently connected to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Clinical and medical negligence in Swinton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure instead of injury compensation. To make a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Swinton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Swinton and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Swinton and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist 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
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How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Swinton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Swinton, Greater Manchester and throughout the country, get compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the best personal injury lawyer

Identifying a suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Swinton - what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal solicitors' practice to help you?

What should you consider when comparing Swinton solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?7,755 to ?11,110 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitors office is less important as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to go to a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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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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