Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Walkden, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, whether there was a criminal incident or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Walkden

Drivers may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Walkden's roads because of someone else's negligence.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, our team are here. This guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Walkden

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Official data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester. They are frequently connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Salford local authority) accident claims injuries like sprained wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with slips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to PCB exposure.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by Courts when determining what a claim is worth. Compensation will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant enabling them to focus on recovery. Our network of law firms have aided families claim compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious include poisoning and back injuries.

Read more about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Walkden 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, Walkden 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 Walkden, 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 you have of handling claims in Walkden?

We are a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Walkden, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Walkden?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Solicitor reviews in Walkden - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

What are the road accident statistics in Walkden

Quittance's panel of expert no win, no fee lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the highest awards for people who have been injured in a car accident in Walkden.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Walkden are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 537 accidents (467 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Salford local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 549. Incidents in Walkden in 2013 included car crashes on the slip road of the M61 and A666 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the M60 and A580 slip road.

Work accident statistics in Walkden

The latest 2019 accident at work data in the Salford Local Authority (2013/14) are published under regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Salford Local AuthorityReported Injuries
General33
Electrical injury1
Machinery related13
0
Exposed to explosion1
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting77
Physical assault32
Slip, trip, fall same level90
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle9
Struck by object22
Trapped by something collapsing2

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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