Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Road accident claims in Westhoughton
Westhoughton drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured because of another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Westhoughton's roads, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Westhoughton
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you have been hit by a falling object or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. For example, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, to raise a complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to organophosphate exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation
More injury claim types
The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when determining what a claim is worth.
We fight to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Westhoughton 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, Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton, 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.
Speak to an expert
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Westhoughton?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Westhoughton, Greater Manchester and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do I need to instruct a local injury lawyer?
The location of a solicitors office is not especially critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a company that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.
The difference in fees between firms is a material consideration for claimants.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £55,235 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can vary from £33,141 to £46,949.
Additional reading Get a personal injury quote
Solicitor reviews in Westhoughton - What to consider
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. 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.
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.