Personal injury solicitors

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

How did your injury happen?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

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 Instant Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Swinton road accident claims

Accidents on Swinton's roads are quite common. Government data reveals there were 393 road accidents in Salford in 2021 (310 slight accidents, 78 accidents and 5 fatalities). 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.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Swinton, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our team can help. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Swinton work accident claims

In 2021, there were 188 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Salford.

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a motorcycle courier or a shop worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Swinton work accidents?

Salford work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
General10%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related4%
Exposed to explosion0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting24%
Physical assault10%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Struck by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Swinton clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Swinton.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Swinton public place accident claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether you were injured on an uneven pavement or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Swinton and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Swinton injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Swinton, Greater Manchester, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt because of a coworker's negligence or due to medical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Swinton personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor