Manchester Personal Injury Guidance

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By Cai Bradley

on Thursday 13 December 2018


Manchester Personal Injury Claims

In law terms, ‘personal injury’ refers to any injury or illness that you endure that has occurred – or made worse by – someone else’s intentional or unintentional carelessness towards your safety.

Examples of personal injuries range from road traffic accidents to dog bites, and can happen in an endless amount of situations.

Here at Accident Line Direct, our personal injury solicitors covering Manchester could help you receive compensation for pain and suffering as well as any travel or medical expenses.

Personal Injury Time Limit

The general time limit for a personal injury claim is three years. This means that you must make the claim within three years of being aware of the injury or illness that you wish to claim for.

However, if you were injured more than three years ago but want to claim, contact us and we may still be able to help – depending on your particular situation.

When possible, you should contact us for legal advice immediately if you wish to make a personal injury claim, whether you have been injured in an assault, a sports injury, or at work

Clinical and Medical Negligence in Manchester

Clinical negligence is when a medical practitioner fails to provide the service or care that they are required to, and a patient is consequently injured or dies.

If you feel that you have experienced negligence of this kind in the Central Manchester University Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, or any GP facility in the Manchester area, you should get in touch with our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.

To prove that negligence has occurred in a clinical setting, you must demonstrate that a healthcare professional did not fulfil their ‘duty of care’ to provide a service for you, and that you were then injured (physically or mentally) or taken ill as a direct result of that negligence.

Can I Sue the NHS for Negligence?

If you have suffered an injury or illness that you believe was the fault of a medical professional at an NHS practice, such as sepsis, then you could be entitled to claim against the NHS for medical negligence.

With the size of the NHS as an organisation, this can be daunting to do on your own, so be sure to get in touch and our experienced team will help you recover an adequate clinical negligence compensation pay-out.

In terms of how much you can receive, clinical negligence claims range anywhere between £1,000 and over £200,000, depending on the severity of the case and the particular situation – as with most types of claims.

Claims for Accidents in Public Places: Manchester

Regardless of where you go – whether it’s a park, a public road, or a supermarket – your risk of injury must always be minimised by the facility’s owners.

Businesses must do everything that they can to maximise your safety while you are on their premises, and public bodies (including local authorities and councils) are required to maintain the safety of public roads and areas under their control.

If you have been injured in a public place in Manchester, you could claim for compensation against the person or organisation that owns the area.

If you aren’t sure of who caused the injury, or who in fact owns the land that you were injured on, you should still give us a call for our expert no win no fee injury solicitors in Manchester to advise you.

Road Traffic Accident Claims

Data collected by Manchester Police noted that over 5,500 casualties were injured as a result of a public highway traffic accident. In addition to these figures, the number of people seriously injured or killed from Road Traffic Accidents rose by 9% from 2013 to 2014 in Greater Manchester.

Whether you drive a car, a bicycle or a motorcycle, you are entitled to claim compensation for any injury that you get as a result of an accident.

You are entitled to claim against the council for injuries or accidents occurring as a result of pot-holes or road conditions, and other drivers for their carelessness leading to a collision.

Finding the Best Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester

Our personal injury lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis, providing a high-quality service which aims to recover your compensation in a time-efficient and communicative manner.

To begin your claim today or for more information on a possible claim, you can call us on our free telephone number. Alternatively, complete our short contact form and we will be in touch at a time that suits you.

0808 1454275

Accident Line Direct can help you begin your potential claim, get in touch today!