A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Bebington or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Bebington or work-related illness, proving a claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Bebington-specialist solicitor.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Bebington

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to architects, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness data in the Wirral local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Wirral Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined343826
Electric shock injury220
Machinery related1378
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Exposed to fire121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)742
Fall from height352121
Injured by an animal222
Lifting and handling injuries1308357
Assault241717
Slip, trip, fall same level13411697
Struck against27178
Struck by moving vehicle524
Hit by object323726
Trapped under falling object211

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Bebington

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bebington are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 715 accidents (589 slight accidents, 122 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wirral local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 733. Accidents in the Bebington area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B5151 and A5137 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B5136 and B5137 crossroads.

Our network of expert personal injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Bebington.

See: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in Merseyside in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by another person, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Wirral local authority) cases for injuries such as broken toes occurring on potholes are also common with recent pothole trips having happened on Old Chester Rd and on New Chester Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bebington

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury experts handling claims in Bebington

The effect a serious injury has will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are working out injury compensation.

Quittance work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have for many years helped Claimants affected by severe accidents.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Bebington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bebington and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Bebington, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of winning claims in Bebington?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Bebington, Merseyside and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Merseyside get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

In most cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical coverage as Claimants will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Reviews for solicitors in Bebington

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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