A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Tyldesley or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 24, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

For most claims, making a successful claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Tyldesley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to theatre set designers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the Wigan local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Wigan Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other424734
Electrocution400
Machinery related15136
Explosion related130
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)1035
Fall from height212228
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)011
Manual handling1458481
Assault271931
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)1219886
Struck against16913
Hit by vehicle7125
Struck by object463036
Trapped by something collapsing213

Further information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Tyldesley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Tyldesley are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 61 serious accidents and 400 slight accidents in 2013 in Wigan (Total events were 465 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 448.

Our panel of accredited road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum settlements for people hurt in a car accident in Tyldesley.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Tyldesley

When someone is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being struck by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Wigan local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having happened in the area.

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering impact on a Claimant. Compensation should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors have aided people recover damages for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic range from amputation to asbestosis.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

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Tyldesley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Tyldesley and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Tyldesley and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Tyldesley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and road accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Choosing the right solicitor for your compensation claim

Finding the most appropriate legal expert to help you is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation award for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Tyldesley SRA website 2015), how do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice for your specific circumstances?

Will I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm are less critical as injury cases can be run by phone and email.

You will need to go with a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Will I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger could vary between ?7,370 and ?9,900 (based on 2015 market research).

Check Tyldesley solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

Read more - Personal injury lawyer reviews

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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