Greater Manchester Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims Covering The Greater Manchester Area

Accident claims solicitors Greater Manchester

Accident claims solicitors Greater Manchester

By Olivia Fitzpatrick. Last updated 2nd September 2021. If you want legal help making a personal injury claim, this guide will explain how our accident claims solicitors Greater Manchester could help. We’re going to explain when claims could be made, the types of accidents that lead to them and how our panel of personal injury lawyers can help.

If you already know that you want to seek accident compensation, then please call one of our advisors today. Even though we’re not located in Greater Manchester, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you make a claim and might be able to do so on a no win no fee basis.

If you’d like to learn more about hiring an accident claim solicitor before contacting us, please feel free to carry on reading.

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What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Greater Manchester?

Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Greater Manchester have trained and specialise in the area of law that concerns compensating those injured by accidents that were not their fault. Also known as a personal injury lawyer, accident claims solicitors who can cover Manchester understand the relevant legislation that enables them to seek compensation for their clients claiming for car accident claims, workplace accidents, medical negligence claims and public place accident claims too.

Many solicitors offer a no win no fee service which means they need to be selective about the cases they take on. In some cases, you might be asked to show that the following are true:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care; which
  • They breached causing an accident to happen; and
  • Caused you to suffer an injury or illness.

If they agree to take on your claim, personal injury solicitors covering Manchester will usually offer to:

  • Help you gather the required evidence to support your claim. This could be witness statements, CCTV or medical records.
  • Prepare your claim and submit it to the defendant.
  • Handle any communication with the defendant, their insurer or legal team.
  • Advise you on what to do if an offer of compensation is received.

If you’d like to speak with us about how our team could help you begin your claim, please get in touch today.

Greater Manchester Workplace Accident Statistics

In the table below, we’ve provided details of accidents at work that have occurred in the Greater Manchester area.  This includes the number of fatalities, number of accidents and number of accidents per 100,000 employees.

Updated September 2021. 

LocationTotal - Non Fatal InjuriesTotal - Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workersFatal Injuries
Greater Manchester30452605
Manchester7821840

Source: RIDDOR REPORT .

Claims For Accidents In the Workplace

Workplace accident are one of the more common claims handled by accident claims solicitors covering Greater Manchester. Under UK legislation, all employers, from small to large companies, owe their employees a duty of care to protect them while they’re at work.

This means that a business owner needs to undertake a risk assessment for each process or task and make changes where risks are identified. If you’re injured because your employer failed to keep the working environment safe, you could seek compensation against them.

You shouldn’t worry about the implications of making a claim as employers can not treat you differently for making a valid claim and have insurance in place to cover them for such claims.

You may be eligible to begin a claim if your injury was caused by:

  • A lack of training for you or other staff.
  • Faulty or poorly maintained machinery or equipment.
  • A lack of safety equipment or personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Or there were no health and safety procedures in place.

To begin a workplace accident claim, you can speak with one of our advisors by calling the number at the top of the page.

Road Traffic Accidents And Car Accident Claims

A car accident claim in Manchester is another common type of compensation claim that is made. Car accident solicitors can take on cases where pedestrians, drivers, cyclists or motorcyclists are injured due to another road user’s negligence.

Our accident claims solicitors can help with claims for relatively minor injuries such as whiplash, through to serious life-changing injuries like paralysis.

Reasons why another road user may be responsible for an accident include:

  • If they weren’t paying due care and attention.
  • When they committed a crime such as drug or drink driving.
  • If they pull out into your flow of traffic when there wasn’t enough time.
  • Or if they were driving too fast around a corner, lost control and veered onto your side of the road.

As part of the car accident claims process, you should try and obtain evidence while at the scene of the accident. This means photographing the scene before vehicles are removed, speaking to witnesses and asking the other driver for their details.

If you’re considering making a claim for a car accident, speak with our expert advisors for free accident claims advice.

Slip And Fall Injury Compensation Claims

Slips, trips, and falls could potentially lead to very serious injuries that can take years to fully recover from. What could seem like an innocuous accident can, in fact, cause complex injuries and a lot of pain.

The following scenarios could be eligible to begin a compensation claim using personal injury claims solicitors in Manchester:

  • Tripped on cables that were trailing over a walkway.
  • Fell down some stairs because a handrail was broken.
  • Tripped on something which wasn’t visible to due inadequate lighting.
  • Slipped on a wet floor causes you to slip because there were no warning signs in place.
  • Fell over a doormat at the entrance to a building because it had moved from its correct position.

Criminal Assault Or Fatal Injury Claims

Many victims of crime aren’t aware that there is a scheme, run by the government, to compensate them for injuries sustained as a result of a violent crime.

Claims can include compensation for pain and suffering, mental injuries, loss of earnings and other expenses. It’s not quite the same process as a normal personal injury claim, has different time limits and eligibility requirements. Therefore, if you’d like help making a criminal injury claim, please speak to Accident Claims UK for support.

Public Place Injury Compensation Claims

Public injury claims could be made for accidents that happen in places where you’re allowed to visit, use or pass through without asking permission. This could include parks, pavements, roads, shops, and other buildings.

A problem that could potentially occur with these types of claims might be identifying who’s responsible and under what legislation they owed you a duty of care. Luckily though, this is where our accident claims experts can help.

We could help you begin a claim even if the owner of the land or building blames an occupier and vice versa.

Compensation Claims For Clinical Or Medical Negligence

Any medical professional is duty-bound to help their patients wherever possible and to keep them safe throughout their treatment.  If they fail to do so, through some form of negligence, a compensation claim might be possible.

You could seek damages for any illness or injury from:

  • Medical professionals such as GPs, dentists, nurses, care workers, hospital staff, surgeons or anaesthetists.
  • Private healthcare providers.
  • NHS establishments.
  • Cosmetic clinics.

Some claims do require complex medical evidence to support them so it’s essential you hire a solicitor who has the experience and resources to ensure you receive the correct level of compensation.

No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Greater Manchester

Many people worry about the cost of hiring accident claims solicitors in Greater Manchester (or those who cover the area).  This is why many solicitors offer to take on claims on a no win no fee basis.

When you sign a no win no fee agreement, it will state that:

  • You won’t need to provide any funds upfront.
  • There’s absolutely nothing to pay should the solicitor be unsuccessful.
  • And, if the solicitor wins, they’ll deduct a success fee (limited to 25%) from your compensation to pay for their service.

We believe the fact that you never need to pay the solicitor from your own funds and will reduce the financial risk as well as the amount of stress involved with making a claim.

How Does A Personal Injury Claim Work?

When you contact us to discuss accident claims in Manchester, our team will assess your claim for free. If they think you’ve got a good case, they could introduce you to one of our accident claims solicitors.

If you would like to begin your claim, call us on 0800 073 8801 today. Alternatively, you could fill in this accident claims form.

Accident Compensation Claim FAQs

To help save time, we’ve answered some of the common questions we’re asked by new clients who contact our accident claim centre. If you have any further questions, please get in touch today.

Is there a time limit to making a personal injury claim?

If you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim, it’s important that you don’t leave it too long before making your decision. This is due to the fact that claimants’ eligibility to make legal proceedings is time-barred, meaning they may not be able to claim after the limitation period has ended. In most cases, this time limit is 3 years. Typically, this 3-year period is effective from the date of the accident onwards. However, there are some cases where exceptions to this time limit are made. Claimants under 18 are unable to claim, for example. Therefore, the time limit does not come into effect for them until they reach the legal age to make legal proceedings for themselves.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer to make a claim?

It’s important to stress that there is no legal requirement for you to hire a personal injury lawyer in order to make a claim. In fact, you can make legal proceedings by yourself if you’d prefer. However, as we’ve attempted to emphasise over the course of this guide, having professional legal help can make the claims process much easier and more efficient. If you choose to work with our panel of personal injury lawyers, they can handle everything from arranging your medical assessment to advising you on settlement offers when the time comes. This way, you can rest assured that their decades of experience with personal injury claims can get you the compensation you deserve.

How can a personal injury lawyer help?

Our panel of accident claims solicitors have made many personal injury claims over a very long period. Some have up to 30 years’ experience and could be described as accident claims experts. Each of them offers a no win no fee service for claims they handle.

We offer a free consultation for anybody interested in making a claim and offer free legal advice about your options. Our team are friendly, professional and dedicated to trying to achieve the best level of compensation for each of our clients.

Does my solicitor need to be local?

Accident claims in Manchester don’t necessarily need to be conducted by solicitors who are local to the area. Some solicitors are happy to offer accident claims advice and conduct claims over the phone and via email to reduce the need for face to face meetings.

This could mean you have a greater choice of solicitors to choose from and you could concentrate on their expertise and experience rather than the location of their office.

Do I need a medical assessment?

When you make a personal injury claim, your solicitor will need to demonstrate how your injuries affected you and the way in which your injuries could affect you in the future. We then use this to work out how much you’re entitled to.

To understand the impact, an independent doctor will need to assess you before your claim is filed. We understand that you won’t want to travel too far for your accident claim so we have a panel of doctors across the UK and Greater Manchester could complete your medical assessment.

Where can I get a medical assessment?

We work with a panel of doctors who are located in and around the Greater Manchester Area. They can organise your medical assessment for you if you choose to work with them, free of charge. Please see below for some examples;

Sam Al-Jafari
32 Market Street,
Manchester, M1 1PL.

Khalid Mahmood,
Tweedale Street,
Rochdale, OL11 1HH.

Abbas Hussain
5 Knowsley Place,
Bury, BL9 0EJ.

How can I get in touch with Accident Claims?

If you’d like to get in touch with us at Accident Claims, there are a few ways that you can reach our team of specialist advisors today. Firstly, you could call our team on the number at the top of this page and receive a free consultation over the phone. Secondly, you could visit the Contact Us page and fill out a contact form. This way, our team can call you back at a time of your choosing. Finally, you could chat with one of our advisors using the live messaging feature at the bottom of your screen. By providing a few details about your accident and how you’ve been affected by it, you could see whether you have grounds to claim and even be connected to our panel of personal injury lawyers.

Where To Learn More

You’ve reached the end of this guide and we hope you now understand that you are able to choose between accident claims solicitors in Greater Manchester and those based elsewhere in the UK.

To help you further, we’ve linked to some other resources which you might find useful when considering accident claims in your area.

Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Greater Manchester could help.

Article by Brett.

Edited by Charlotte.