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?

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.

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.

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
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
Physical assault211621
Slip or trip14210596
Struck against171010
Struck by moving vehicle933
Struck by object624436
Trapped underneath something110

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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.

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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.

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Medical negligence in Westhoughton

Medical negligence (which is correctly referred to as clinical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional, NHS or private. Our experienced panel of lawyers covering Westhoughton have handled legal action made against healthcare providers including BMI The Beaumont Hospital, Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4LA.

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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.

Westhoughton No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors

Were you to be successful, the legal fees must be settled by the losing side. If you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.

Our No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some solicitors could charge additional fees if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

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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.

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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.