A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Worsley or anywhere in the country, we can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.

In most cases, proving a claim has three key components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities 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.

The lawyer should explain how each of the points relates to your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Worsley

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from scaffolding erectors to trading standards officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident information for the Salford local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Salford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General394633
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
010
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Lifting1098877
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

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Road traffic accident claims in Worsley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Worsley are relatively frequent with 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 549. Accidents in the Worsley region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B5211 and A572 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the M60 and A580 slip road.

Our panel of qualified no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Worsley.

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Worsley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. For example, to make a formal complaint against Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Cobbett House, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to siderosis (welders lung).

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Slips and trips

Officially recorded data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury in the Greater Manchester workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on slippery pavements are also common with slips and trips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury

The effect of a serious injury will be understood by Courts when working out a claim.

We work to get maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our network of lawyers correspond with Courts and insurance companies, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.

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Worsley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Worsley and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Worsley and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of handling claims in Worsley?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Worsley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Greater Manchester get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and injuries sustained at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for injured people looking for a personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate solicitor to represent you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Worsley, how do you ensure you instruct the best firm to instruct?

Comparing Worsley personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Are Worsley Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out 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.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger, for example, ranges from ?7,370 to ?9,900 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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