A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Urmston or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, free call with a Urmston personal injury solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.

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Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Urmston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our 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.

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Work accident claims in Urmston

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from metal workers to volunteer work organisers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident data in the Trafford local authority are published under regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Trafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified543441
Electricity related210
Machinery related18810
Explosion related100
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)751
Fall from height412737
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)211
Lifting1217267
Physical assault9715
Slip, trip, fall same level1369984
Struck against221517
Struck by moving vehicle1067
Hit by falling object552637
Trapped by something collapsing410

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

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.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

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.

Clinical negligence in Urmston

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.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Urmston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Urmston and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Urmston and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience.

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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 Quittance 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

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.

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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?

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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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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