Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
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 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
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.
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
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
Urmston No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Urmston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Urmston, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Urmston and cross the UK.
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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if you can claim
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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|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1|
|Fall from height||37|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||84|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Hit by falling object||37|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.