A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Walkden or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 10, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

In order to win a Walkden personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Walkden

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people injured in an accident, from office workers to travel agents, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work data in the Salford local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Salford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General394633
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
010
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Lifting1098877
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

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Road traffic accident claims in Walkden

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

Walkden solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

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.

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Slip, trip and fall 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.

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.

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Clinical negligence in Walkden

When a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Walkden 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 Walkden and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Walkden and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Finding the best PI solicitor to help you is an important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Walkden (according to the SRA website), how can you make certain you select the best one for your case?

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.

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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