A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Whitefield or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

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

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to win a Whitefield personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Whitefield

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Whitefield are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 361 accidents (309 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bury local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 332. Accidents in the Whitefield area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A56 and A6053 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A665 and A56 junction.

Quittance's panel of qualified personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum awards for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Whitefield.

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Work accident claims in Whitefield

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to television production assistants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury information for the Bury local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Bury Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined323316
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury776
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)423
Fall from height (scaffolding)261510
Injured by an animal100
Lifting and carrying784463
Physical attack323131
Slip or trip656069
Struck against8710
Hit by vehicle1314
Struck by object221718
Crushed by something collapsing011

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Whitefield experts for serious injury claims

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.

Our 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.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to toluene exposure.

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Slip and trip 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.

Clinical negligence in Whitefield

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

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Whitefield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Whitefield and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Whitefield, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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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.

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FAQs

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.

How to choose the best personal injury lawyer for you

Identifying the most suitable solicitors' practice for your legal matter is the most important step towards getting the most compensation for your injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Whitefield, what is the best way to ensure you instruct the most appropriate one to work with?

Look into 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.

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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