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?

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.

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.

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
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
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

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

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Tyldesley

Medical negligence - which is more accurately called Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Tyldesley have handled legal cases filed against the health service including Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HS.

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

How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of compensation claims in Tyldesley

In the event that you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees. Should you win, the legal costs are settled by the losing party or their insurer.

Will there be any hidden fees?

No Win, No Fee should mean that there will be absolutely no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee


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