Personal Injury Solicitors Manchester
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident, through no fault of your own? Would you like to receive fair and just compensation for injuries that you have sustained in the accident, but the thought of landing up with a big legal bill puts you off doing anything to claim this compensation?
Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester are here to help. We have good news- there are different funding options available to allow you to make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. Free Legal Justice wants to help everyone that has been injured to claim lawful compensation and get the justice they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. Your first consultation and discussion about the merits of your potential personal injury compensation claim is free and comes with no obligations to appoint one of our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Manchester thereafter. Contact Free Legal Justice today so get a free assessment of your personal injury compensation claim.
What Should I Do If I have Been Injured In An Accident?
Check For Injuries
If you’ve been injured in any form of accident, the first and most important thing to do is to seek urgent medical attention, should you need it. Accidents of any kind can leave you with serious injuries, and various levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, check for injuries amongst anyone else involved in the accident to find out if they need medical attention or not.
If there are any serious injuries in connection with the accident, you should call an ambulance to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t seem to be serious initially, make sure that you still visit a doctor as soon as possible, and keep good records of any doctor appointments and diagnoses that you receive. Sometimes an injury can develop at a later stage, and you need to make sure that you limit any possible damage. The medical report will also be important for when you contact the Manchester team to discuss your claim.
Call the Police Or A Manager
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. It isn’t always necessary to do so, and will largely depend on the situation at hand. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt, you will however need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run accident, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is severe damage to the cars and they are blocking traffic in any way, you will need to call the police to the scene so that they can manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as our No Win No Fee Manchester team will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when they discuss your claim.
If an accident happens while you are at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, and as far as possible in your own words. You will also need to report the accident to your manager so that your employer is aware of what has happened. You can ask another person to report your injury at work for you, if you are unable to do so yourself. Your personal injury solicitor in Manchester will use this report in support of your compensation claim.
Watch What You Say
It is important to watch what you say in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Tensions are high, and everyone is stressed at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident has happened. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Gather Information and Evidence About The Accident
Finally, you should gather as much detail and evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. As a normal part of the claims process, your personal injury solicitor in Manchester will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, for use in support of your claim. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident, damage at the scene, and any injuries suffered. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the people involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your No Win No Fee compensation claim.
How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim For a manchester accident?
Once you feel ready to, it is a good idea to speak to a personal injury solicitor in Manchester about the merits and process of your compensation claim. Making a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, but Free Legal Justice’s personal injury team in Manchester is available to support you through every step of your journey. We aim to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester appreciate that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason the Free Legal Justice team takes each case seriously and deals with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of our efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. We will treat your compensation claim discreetly and sensitively, and our personal injury solicitors in Manchester will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
Check All Details Of Your Accident Claims For Manchester
The first important detail that we will check is the date of the injury or accident. Generally, any personal injury compensation claim has to be made within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
The second important aspect that our personal injury solicitors will ensure is that someone else should be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for a personal injury, you will need to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm that has been caused. Once we have made sure this is the case, and we have a clear idea of who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, one of our highly skilled personal injury solicitors in Manchester will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible from that person. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve so that you can continue on the road to recovery.
Our Personal Injury Claims Solicitors In Manchester Can Help
Free Legal Justice has handled personal injury claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the greatest compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s personal injury solicitors in Manchester have a solid history of experience and successful compensation claims, so you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands. You have nothing to lose- the first consultation costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. We know that being injured in any type of accident is scary, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process. To speak to a personal injury solicitor in Manchester today, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members in Manchester about your compensation claim. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Who Can Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Anyone that has been injured as a result of the actions of another person, or as a result of a breach of a duty of care by another person, may have a potential compensation claim. In the case of car accidents, it isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road. Car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders, and each of these individuals may have a personal injury claim. In the case of work accident claims, any employee that has been injured during the scope of work as a result of his or her employer’s negligence, or the negligence of another employee, may be able to make a compensation claim against their employer. If someone has suffered an injury in a public place as a result of the negligence of the person responsible for that public place, then the injured person will likely have a valid personal injury compensation claim.
Manchester Personal Injury Claims For Under 18 Year Olds
If the person who suffered injuries was younger than 18 years old, a parent or guardian will be able to make an accident claim on their behalf. There are also specific rules for claiming on behalf of a deceased person. Our Manchester claims team is happy to discuss your claim for free at any stage, and our legal experts will happily advise you on the potential of your claim, without any obligation to appoint one of our personal injury solicitors in Manchester thereafter.
What Will It Cost To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
If our personal injury solicitors in Manchester proceed with your compensation claim, they will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement to continue with your claim. A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe the Free Legal Justice team any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take the legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial risk weighing over you. In short, we only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled persona injury solicitors in Manchester are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their abilities and in their success rates.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors In Manchester
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-savvy way to claim compensation for personal injury. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team in Manchester the details of your compensation claim, as well as the go-ahead to continue with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let Free Legal Justice do all the hard work for you!
How Much Will I be Charged If My Manchester No Win No Fee Claim Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay us any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that our personal injury solicitors in Manchester working on your case will only get paid if they can help you win your case.
Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful claims. Your designated personal injury solicitor in Manchester will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor in Manchester will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that they have provided. Your dedicated personal injury solicitor in Manchester will be able to answer any questions that you might have on the success fee.
What Happens If My Compensation Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe us anything. To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, our team can help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your compensation claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
When Can I Use No Win No Fee Agreements?
Free Legal Justice deals with many personal injury claims in Manchester on a No Win No Fee basis. Whether you suffered your injuries at work, in a public space such as a shopping mall or in a street, as a result of food poisoning, or in a car accident, Free Legal Justice can help you claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly personal injury solicitors in Manchester are here to answer any questions you may have about what happened, why it happened, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered. Best of all, this professional advice effectively comes free of charge!
A few examples of personal injury matters that our personal injury solicitors in Manchester team handle on a No Win No Fee basis includes:
- Accidents at work claims;
- Injuries in public places;
- Injuries sustained in car accidents
- Workplace illness and industrial disease claims
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Faulty product claims
If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s actions, speak to our Manchester team today, and take the first step towards the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling the friendly Free Legal Justice team on 0800 567 7074 now. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly personal injury solicitors in Manchester.
How Do You Calculate Compensation Amounts in No Win No Fee Claims?
Your legal right compensation is based on getting you back to where you were before your accident. In personal injury claims generally, compensation amounts are calculated based on how serious the individual’s personal injuries are, and the type of care that they may need in the future to be able to recover from, or deal with, their injuries. In a No Win No Fee claim we will also include out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
General Damages For Manchester Personal Injury Claims
No Win No Fee compensation claims can include what we call general and special damages. In summary, general damages are compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered, whereas special damages are compensation for additional expenses incurred as a result of the accident. Your appointed No Win No Fee solicitor in Manchester will go through the calculation of general and special damages with you in detail once you have decided to make a No Win No Fee claim.
There are specific rules of how much can be claimed as general damages for different levels of injuries in accident claims. Your general damages will be calculated by matching your independent medical report with the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. The amount of compensation that you will receive will be influenced by factors such as how serious your injury was, complications surrounding your injuries, and how long you will take to recover from your injuries.
Special Damages For Manchester Personal Injury Compensation Claims
To claim for special damages, you need to provide proof of the additional expenses or costs you have incurred to date, or will incur in the future, as a result of the accident. The category of special damages is extremely broad, and can include anything from travel costs, costs of medical and rehabilitation appointments, childcare, loss of income, and broader medical expenses such as prescriptions, physiotherapy, counselling, physical home adjustments, and the cost of any special equipment that you might need during the recovery process.
Examples of General Damages In No Win No Fee Claims
Head Injury Claims
A head injury is a very serious issue and must always be dealt with carefully. If you have sustained any form of head injury, there is a risk that you have suffered some form of brain injury and you should make sure that you seek medical attention immediately. In personal injury claims, the amount of compensation that you will be entitled to claim for head and brain injuries will depend on how serious the head or brain injury is. A person suffering from minor head injury, with no injury to the brain, may be entitled to claim compensation of between £3,000 and £6,000. If there is however serious harm caused to the head and the brain has also been affected, the victim may be entitled to over £20,000 in compensation. In the most serious cases of head injuries, where the victim is left completely unresponsive and has suffered permanent severe brain damage, a compensation claim can total over £200 000.
Mental or Psychological Injuries
As with other forms of injury, the amount of compensation awarded for mental and psychological harm will depend on how serious the injuries are. If you have suffered psychological harm that is ruled as temporary, and things in your life are expected to return to normal soon, your compensation claim total anything between £4,000 and £10,000. Where your mental and psychological injuries are deemed to be more severe or permanent, the compensation pay-out can be up to £50,000 in valid personal injury claims.
Upper Body Injuries
If you have suffered minor injuries your upper body, including your neck and shoulders, you may have a compensation claim of up to £6 000, depending on the level of your injuries. If you have suffered severe upper body injuries, such as a dislocation or fracture, you may be able to claim compensation of up to £29,000. The largest compensation claims will be for severe, permanent injuries such as paraplegia, where claims can total anything between £35,000. and £200,000.
Back Injury Claims
Back injuries are risky, painful and draining. If your back has been injured in an accident, there is a high risk of spinal damage and it is important that you get a medical assessment immediately to prevent any further potential damage. Back injuries can decrease mobility, and in severe cases they can result in the victim being paralysed for the rest of their life. Accident claims for minor back injuries can reach up to £9,000 in value, while the most serious and permanent back injuries to the nerve root or spinal cord can result in pay-outs of up to £200,000.
Hands, Arms, and Wrist Injuries
It can be difficult to calculate the loss that a person might have suffered because of a wrist or hand injury. Less severe hand and wrist injuries could leave you with a compensation claim of between £3,000 and £5,000, while permanent injury or disability accident claims can lead to compensation pay-outs of £30,000.
Lower Body Injuries
Injuries to your lower body include all kinds of injury to ankles, knees, hips and legs. The amount that can be claimed for lower body injuries will again depend on factors such as the nature and seriousness of the injuries. Compensation for minor lower body injuries can reach up to £10,000. If you have suffered lower body injuries leading to permanent disability, loss of limb, or consistent pain, you might be entitled to compensation of up to £25,000.
Your expert personal injury solicitor in Manchester will be able to give you an estimate of the value of your No Win No Fee claim once you have provided us with all the details of your case. The different amounts of compensation mentioned above are to be used as a broad guideline to compensation only, and must not be seen in any way as fixed compensation amounts for No Win No Fee personal injury claims in Manchester.
Special Damages For Manchester Personal Injury Claims
To claim for special damages, we will need proof of those additional expenses or costs you have incurred as a result of the injuries that you have suffered. This includes those expenses that you have already incurred, as well as those that you will incur in the future.
Special damages which are often included in personal injury claims include:
- Loss of future and past income
- Damage to any possessions;
- Insurance Excess costs;
- Prescription medication costs;
- Medical care, including physiotherapy & rehabilitation costs;
- Travel expenses, including travel to medical appointments and parking costs;
- Any loss of job opportunities, promotions, bonuses or pensions directly related to the injury; and
- Costs relating to the adaptation of your home, necessary to be able to live with your injuries.
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice in Manchester at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling one of our friendly personal injury solicitors in Manchester on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly personal injury solicitors in Manchester.
about our personal injury manchester solicitors
The Free Legal Justice team only works with No Win No Fee personal injury claims. Our skilled personal injury solicitors in Manchester have broad knowledge and experience in all kinds of personal injury claims, and they know exactly how to help our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Our personal injury experts will ensure that your compensation claim is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. We aim to make the whole compensation claim process as easy and stress free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that you have an expert personal injury solicitor working hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
why choose our personal injury solicitors based in Manchester?
Free Legal Justice has a specialised personal injury team in Manchester that handles thousands personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors in Manchester work around the clock to help clients get justice, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve.
By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee compensation claim, we promise that:
- You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert personal injury solicitors in Manchester;
- If you are unsuccessful in your compensation claim, we will not charge you any legal fees;
- You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
- We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible with no deductions from us ;
- We will manage your case for you, keep you updated, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.
Contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling the friendly Free Legal Justice team on 0800 567 7074 now. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly personal injury solicitors in Manchester.
Useful Links For People In Manchester
|Salford Citizens Advice Bureau
Salford Citizen Advice Bureau
|Salford Police Station
0161 793 3127
101 non emergencies
0161 794 4711
|Salford Magistrates Court
Salford Magistrates Court
0161 789 7373
What Areas Do Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Manchester Cover?
Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Salford and Manchester