Rochdale | Personal Injury Solicitors | No Win No Fee
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own and want to make a compensation claim, chances are you’re here looking for Rochdale personal injury solicitors. If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Our team of No Win No Fee solicitors specialise in personal injury claims. They can help with accidents at work, accidents in public places and road traffic accidents too.
Below, we explain more about our service and how we can help. But if you’d like to get the ball rolling now you can.
Our legal advice helpline is open 24 hours a day to give you the support you need. We offer a free case check and can quickly advise you as to whether or not we think you’ll suceed in a claim.
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Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Rochdale Borough Council
Personal injury claims cost Rochdale Borough Council £719,454.46 in the last year, Legal Expert has discovered through a Freedom of Information request.
The figures make up 22% of the total amount of personal injury compensation paid out by councils in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority from April 2022 to April 2023.
Out of the 104 claims submitted against Rochdale Borough Council, 87.5% were caused by slip, trip or fall accidents. Other causes included hearing loss, industrial disease and stress-related injury.
All councils have a duty of care to employees and visitors to maintain any premises, highways or spaces they control and ensure they are reasonably safe to use.
If you were injured in an accident caused by council negligence, you may have grounds for a valid claim. Our advisors are available to talk to 24/7 and could connect you with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors
Making Personal Injury Claims In Rochdale
In general, there is a three year period in which most personal injury claims need to be made. This three year period will generally begin when the accident happens, or injury is sustained. It can also be triggered by discovering the injury or symptoms if these surface after the actual accident occurs. To make a successful claim, your personal injury solicitors will need to show that your injury was the result of a breach of a duty of care owed to you by someone (the defendant).
They also need to clearly show that you were owed this duty of care, such as an employee or as a customer in a shop. The quicker you begin your claim, the sooner your solicitors will be able to collect all the supporting evidence needed to make a successful claim, such as medical reports and witness statements. Whatever the circumstances were surrounding your accident and case, talking to experienced Rochdale personal injury solicitors is the place to begin getting the advice you need to claim online.
Finding The Best Rochdale No Win No Fee Expert Lawyers
Throughout your case, you will be working closely with your solicitor. They will be privy to personal details and key medical information, as well as a lot of information about your private life. As such, you need to know that the solicitors you are working with are effective, efficient and discreet. You also need to be able to build an effective rapport and level of trust with them. Personal injury claims cases can take months or even years to carry out to completion. The more complex a case, the longer it is likely to process and secure an award. On average, a personal injury claim could take more than a year to complete.
Finding the right solicitors to work with is a critical step along the road to securing the compensation that you are entitled to. You need to ensure they have the right knowledge and experience. The solicitors, lawyers and law firms we work with within the Rochdale area and across the UK will be regulated by the SRA, or Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, though they are all regulated by and adhere to the standards of the SRA, the level of service you may get can differ greatly.
Different firms will also charge different levels of fees and additional charges. Some may even hide things in the small print of your contract. With all this in mind, what steps should claimants take to find the right Rochdale personal injury solicitors or anywhere in the UK? Follow these steps below on how to claim.
Reading Reviews For Solicitors In Rochdale
A few years ago, it could be difficult to find reviews of even local services, let alone those in a different part of the country. Today, the internet and online reviews have made evaluating and comparing professional services across the country. Reading reviews for solicitors in Rochdale or wherever you are based in the UK can be a good way to see whether they have the skills, experience and track record in securing compensation for your type of injury or illness.
As well as reading reviews, talk to friends and family who may have used a solicitor before. Try to compare the different levels of services provided as well as the fees they will charge. Also, note down whether or not they offer a No Win No Fee service. Reading reviews of Rochdale personal injury solicitors could be a great way to build a picture of how your case may progress, but it is not a substitute for talking to a legal expert. Call our helpline today for more information on 0800 073 8804 to find out how we can help you.
Should I Use A Local Law Firm?
In the digital age, many professional services can be provided from anywhere in the UK. You might be looking for a solicitor based in your area, such as Rochdale personal injury solicitors. Still, with email and messaging services, much of the work on your case can be carried out from anywhere in the country. For most claimants using the Rochdale solicitors we work with, the only part of the claims process which will need to be carried out locally could be any medical examinations necessary.
These can be required to establish a full record of the injuries you have sustained beyond your existing medical evaluation for a GP or hospital. The personal injury solicitors we can connect you to will organise any medical exams needed. In Rochdale, these medical experts might include;
Dr Syed’s Practice
2nd Floor Nye Bevan House
Castlemere Community Centre
The amount of compensation you might be awarded if your claim is successful will be based on two main factors. These are, firstly, the severity and nature of your injury. General damages cover the injury itself, and guidelines produced by the Judicial College governs award amounts. This includes a ‘banding’ for each type of injury with a lower and upper limit on awards.
The second factor looks at any financial costs you have incurred. These could be a loss of earnings, medical bills, or any other out of pocket expenses, such as travel costs, which have been directly incurred due to your claim. It could even include and alterations to your home or vehicle which are needed.
Different law firms may have a better record of securing higher awards and may charge different fees. Be aware of how much the claims company could charge as a percentage of your final award.
What Type Of Claims Do Legal Expert Handle?
The Rochdale personal injury solicitors we work with are dedicated and experienced professionals. They have the knowledge and skill necessary to help clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries. To see more of the claims types we handle, view our guides section. You can also view the table below that offers compensation estimates as per the Judicial College’s guidelines.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
Workplace Accidents In Rochdale
At Legal Expert, the solicitors we work with have helped workers from a variety of professional backgrounds. For everyone from kitchen workers to shop staff and even military personnel, we have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve for an accident at work.
Workplace Accident Statistics For This Area
Below is accident data for the Rochdale area. These are the different types of workplace accidents reported to the local authority under the RIDDOR by the Government.
|Workplace accidents in Rochdale Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Undefined workplace accidents||31||31||38|
|Injury caused by electric shock||0||1||0|
|Injuries caused by/ related to machinery operation||19||15||10|
|Injury caused by an explosion (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposure to heat/ fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance (e.g. dioxins) exposure||6||5||1|
|A fall from a height||27||17||16|
|workplace injuries caused by an animal||3||1||1|
|Manual handling accidents/ injuries||107||54||76|
|Slip, trip or fall on the same level||100||69||96|
|Being hit by something||15||12||6|
|Being hit by a (moving) vehicle||8||8||7|
|Being hit by an object||36||25||43|
|Being trapped by a collapsing object or structure||3||4||4|
Slip, Trip And Fall Injuries
Time and again, figures from local authorities and the Government show that slips, trips, and falls are the most common accident across the UK. This holds in and out of the workplace. Within Greater Manchester (of which Rochdale is a town), figures show that slips, trips, and falls are the most common type of workplace accident. Slip and trip accidents can also often lead to secondary accidents.
This could be a person slipping by a pool, striking their head and falling in, suffering secondary injuries. Other common sources of slip, trip, and fall claims are caused by people stumbling in potholes. This has resulted in facial scarring for those who have fallen over on Milkstone Road and Yorkshire Road in Rochdale.
Compensation For Road Traffic Accidents In Rochdale
The personal injury solicitors in Rochdale we work with at Legal Expert have a wide range of experience in securing compensation for people who have suffered a road traffic accident (RTA) which was not their fault in the area. This could be a driver of a car, bike, van or another vehicle. Road traffic accidents in Rochdale occur frequently.
Rochdale Road Traffic Accident Statistics
This table includes the numbers of people killed or seriously injured in this area over the recorded periods.
Looking at statistics for 2013, the Rochdale local authority area saw a total of 392 RTA’s. There were two fatalities, 40 serious accidents, and 350 slight accidents. This rose in 2014 to a total of 478 accidents. These included crashes on the A58/A664 crossroads dual carriageway and the A58/ A6060 crossroads. And this doesn’t include the many other injuries that drivers suffer, whiplash being amongst them.
Rochdale Serious Injury Claims
Serious injury claims can deal with injuries that have had a catastrophic effect on a person, their life, and their family. The potentially devastating effects of these injuries and the serious nature of the claims are fully understood by the solicitors we work with at Legal Expert. We will help to secure the compensation you need to reduce any financial stresses that you are suffering.
The goal of Legal Expert and that of the solicitors we connect you to is to relieve the pressure for you and help you concentrate on rehabilitation and recovery. The solicitors we work with across the country ensure that you get the medical help and financial support you need. Serious injury claims could deal with things such as serious chemical burns or spinal injuries.
Medical Negligence Claims In Rochdale
Medical negligence is now more commonly (and correctly) known as clinical negligence. It is where a healthcare professional (such as a GP, surgeon, consultant, nurse, dentist or carer) has breached their duty of care to a patient. The Rochdale personal injury solicitors that we work with have previously worked on cases with healthcare providers, such as the local Rochdale Infirmary.
Industrial Disease Compensation Claims
We work with solicitors and law firms across the country who have experience securing compensation for people who have suffered industrial diseases and illnesses. These include everything from radiation exposure to respiratory diseases.
No Win No Fee Expert Solicitors In Rochdale
Across the country, the solicitors we work with operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that they work under what is known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. This sets out the work the solicitor will carry out for the claimant and what their fee will be if the claim is successful. It also protects the claimant by removing upfront or ongoing fees. The agreement will state that if the claim is not successful, the client does not owe a fee to the solicitor.
At Legal Expert, we offer a guaranteed No Win No Fee service. Whilst some No Win No Fee providers may charge extra hidden costs if the case is not successful, at Legal Expert, we don’t. Our panel of expert legal solicitors are always 100% No Win No Fee. There are no catches in our agreements, and everything will be detailed to you before you sign a contract. You can see more information on our No Win No Fee services here.
The Next Steps
Whether you are ready to start your compensation claim or need some more advice, call Legal Expert today to get the help and advice you need. Our team are on hand seven days a week to provide you with the information you need when choosing whether or not to make a personal injury claim.
You can start your claim by calling us no on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, please email us about your claim and request a call back from one of our personal injury solicitors for Rochdale. You can also use our online chat feature or messaging widget on this page.
Helpful Contacts In The Rochdale And Greater Manchester Area
Tel: 01706 377777
Local Police Station
Rochdale Police Station,
Tel: 0161 872 5050
Littleborough Police Station,
Local Crown Court
Manchester Crown Court,
Tel: 0161 954 1800
Other Helpful Compensation Guides
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Rochdale Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What must I prove to win my claim?
You need to prove that the defendant breached their duty of care towards you, thus causing an accident injuring you.
And how do I do this?
This is about producing evidence that conclusively determines the lack of care and attention on the defendant’s behalf.
So, what evidence could I gather?
We recommend having witness statements, CCTV footage, photographs from the accident scene and your medical report.
What is a medical report?
This is where you undergo a medical assessment with an independent doctor to determine the extent of your injuries.
What is the main benefit of this medical assessment?
As well as reaffirming your injuries, it could confirm a direct link between your injuries and the accident.
But what if I had a medical evaluation at the time?
It would be best to get checked out again because your condition may have deteriorated since the accident.
What are general damages?
These relate to the cost of your pain, suffering, psychological trauma and loss of amenity during recovery.
And what are special damages?
These are the expenses due to home modifications, medication, transportation and loss of income while recuperating.
Thank you for reading our Rochdale personal injury solicitors guide.