Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We're here to help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
We have helped injured people in Whitefield, Greater Manchester and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Whitefield road accident claims
Whitefield road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you were injured in a hit-and-run on Whitefield's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, this guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Whitefield
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Official statistics show that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Greater Manchester. They are sometimes lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by hand tools in use or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred recently.
Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to toluene exposure.
More about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth. The Quittance team fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
The panel of solicitor firms have aided people collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include brain tumours, radiation exposure and amputation.
More about Serious injury claims
Whitefield No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Whitefield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Whitefield, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Whitefield and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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How much experience do you have of handling claims in Whitefield?
Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Whitefield, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Greater Manchester seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and building site accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Whitefield solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are thinking about which solicitor to act for you.
Find out more - Reviews
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for scarring could vary between £6,050 and £18,370 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Whitefield claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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.