Personal injury claims help and support

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

What happened?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured:

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.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

Road accident claims in Trafford

Vehicle accidents in Trafford are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 278 road accidents in Trafford in 2021, including 217 slight accidents, 57 accidents and 4 fatalities. Incidents in Trafford in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout and on the B5158 and A5081 roundabout.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Trafford and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

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

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Road accident compensation claims

Trafford work accident claims

Trafford Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 162 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 121 cases.

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

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a waiter or a farm worker, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Trafford?

HSE-reported Trafford work accidentsReported 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%

Trafford clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Trafford.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Trafford public place injury claims

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

Whether your accident occurred in a restaurant or in a public park, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

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.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Trafford 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 injury claimants in Trafford?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Trafford, Greater Manchester, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car or motorbike accident, at work or in a public park.

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.

Trafford injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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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.

Read more:

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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