Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
Compensation claims Quittance conducts in Swinton
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted individuals in Swinton whose circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Swinton include:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Swinton
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.
Quittances 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.
Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestosis to solvent exposure.
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Swinton
Medical negligence, more correctly called Clinical Negligence, is where an injury or illness follows a failing on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. An example might be a prescription error claim. Our experienced panel of personal injury lawyers covering Greater Manchester and Swinton have helped people with cases filed against health services including Oaklands Hospital, 19 Lancaster Road, Salford, M6 8AQ.
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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||10||4||3|
|Fall from height||27||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||3||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||128||91||90|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||1||9|
|Struck by object||34||22||22|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||2|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Swinton
Were you to win, the fees for your solicitor will be covered by the other side or their insurance company. If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that their fees will not be charged.
Will I need to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance give clear information to help you determine whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the frequently asked questions page.
Start a injury claim
If you have made the choice to get underway, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.
Contact a member of Quittance's team today to discuss your claim. Request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.