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.Back to top
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.Back to top
Work accident claims in Westhoughton
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||6||2||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||32||11||25|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||1||1|
|Slip or trip||142||105||96|
|Struck by moving vehicle||9||3||3|
|Struck by object||62||44||36|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||0|
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Road traffic accident claims in Westhoughton
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.
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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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.Back to top
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.Back to top
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.
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.Back to top
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.
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.
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.
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.