Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Trafford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.
In order to win a Trafford personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The lawyer will look at how your injury claim will relate to each of these points.
How to find the right personal injury lawyer
In many cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
Are Trafford Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for scarring, for example, ranges from £6,050 to £18,370 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Trafford personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Reviews can be instructive if you are considering which lawyer to sign up with.
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Cases Quittance conducts in Trafford
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Trafford and Greater Manchester. Our team can assist with injuries including:
Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. They are typically the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised legs occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent trips having occurred recently.
Serious injury solicitors acting in Trafford
We understand the vital change injury compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant and their family, a successful claim helps Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of solicitors have aided Claimants recover compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include asbestosis, eye injuries and serious psychiatric harm.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Trafford
Road accidents involving vehicles in Trafford are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 549. Incidents in Trafford in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout and on the B5158 and A5081 roundabout.
Our group of knowledgeable injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the best damages for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Trafford.
Clinical negligence in Trafford
Medical negligence, more correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or medical provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Trafford have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims filed against health services including Salford Royal, Salford Royal, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people, from bricklayers to tourist information managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident data for the Trafford local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Salford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Trafford No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
Lawyers looking after claims in Trafford usually act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any legal costs if the case is lost.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Trafford that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is usually 25% and is taken from the compensation settlement.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
Some solicitors may levy extra fees if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers will help you make the right decision for your future.
Get answers to common questions on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to make a injury claim?
You can start your claim for compensation online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a specialist lawyer.
If you need a specific question answered or would like further information about the process before making a decision, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.