A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Westhoughton or anywhere in the UK, we can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 26, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an injury lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Westhoughton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured Claimants, from lathe operators to toxicologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury data for the Bolton local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Bolton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other412542
Electrical injury200
Machinery related211416
Explosives related101
Fire related (e.g. scars)121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)622
Fall from height (ladder)321125
Animal related (e.g. livestock)111
Lifting13910979
Physical assault211621
Slip or trip14210596
Struck against171010
Struck by moving vehicle933
Struck by object624436
Trapped underneath something110

Read more about Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Westhoughton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum damages for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Westhoughton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Westhoughton are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal 7 fatal accidents, 72 serious accidents and 509 slight accidents in 2013 in Bolton (Total events were 588 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 632.

Read more about Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Westhoughton solicitors for serious injury claims

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

Medical negligence in Westhoughton

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.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to organophosphate exposure.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Greater Manchester and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like sprained wrists occurring on spillages are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred recently.

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Westhoughton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Westhoughton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Westhoughton, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

Our 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.

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FAQs

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.

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

Choosing the most suitable personal injury solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards achieving the most compensation.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Westhoughton SRA website 2015) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal firm to advise you?

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.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Westhoughton?

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.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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