Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Urmston, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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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Urmston road accident claims

Urmston road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Urmston

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Reported figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace in 2015. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by hand tools in use or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Trafford local authority) compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with trips having happened in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, for example, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Quittance work to get compensation for severe injuries, which includes damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of specialist law firms have helped families claim damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from poisoning to neck injuries.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Urmston 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, Urmston 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 Urmston, 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

Friendly and professional advice

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

How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Urmston?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Urmston, Greater Manchester and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Will I need to select a local Urmston lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is less critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to choose a company with national medical coverage as claimants will be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Read Urmston personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when deciding which solicitor to instruct.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

The contrast in the amount of fees between lawyers is significant.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded £6,105 for a minor head injury might vary from £3,663 to £5,189.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Urmston

The panel of certified lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Urmston.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Urmston are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 403 accidents (368 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Trafford council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 432. Accidents in Urmston in 2013 included car crashes on the B5158 and A5081 roundabout and on the A5081 and M60 roundabout.

What are the Urmston work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident data in the Trafford Local Authority (2013/14) are published under regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified41
Electricity related0
Machinery related10
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1
Fall from height37
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1
Lifting67
Physical assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level84
Struck against17
Struck by moving vehicle7
Hit by falling object37
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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