Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in Trafford, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Trafford

Road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Trafford's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were involved as a pedestrian on Trafford's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, our expert team are here. This useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Trafford

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Trafford No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Trafford injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Trafford, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of handling claims in Trafford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Trafford, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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.

Find out more : Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics 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.

Work accident statistics in Trafford

The latest 2019 work accident data for the Salford Local Authority (2013/14) 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)Reported Injuries
General33
Electrical injury1
Machinery related13
0
Exposed to explosion1
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting77
Physical assault32
Slip, trip, fall same level90
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle9
Struck by object22
Trapped by something collapsing2

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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