Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Worsley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Worsley road accident claims

Worsley drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been injured because of another party's actions.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Worsley's roads, or were hurt in a car accident, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Worsley

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you had a fall from height or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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.

More about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

More about Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Worsley No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Worsley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Worsley, Greater Manchester and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?".

What are the road accident statistics in Worsley

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.

The 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.

Worsley work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident information for the Salford Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Salford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General33
Electrical injury1
Machinery related13
0
Exposed to explosion1
Fire related (e.g. burns)2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)3
Fall from height28
Animal related (e.g. livestock)3
Lifting77
Physical assault32
Slip, trip, fall same level90
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle9
Struck by object22
Trapped by something collapsing2

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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