Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Birkenhead or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
In order to win a Birkenhead personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Your lawyer should look at how each of the points will relate to your injury claim.
What points to think about when picking the right personal injury lawyer
Selecting a suitable injury solicitor for your legal case is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Birkenhead (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to work with?
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Birkenhead
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £30,417 for severe tinnitus might vary from £18,250 to £25,854.
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Cases we handle in Birkenhead
Our network of lawyers have helped Claimants throughout Birkenhead whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained in Birkenhead include:
Birkenhead specialists for serious injury compensation claims
The impact of a serious injury will be understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating what a claim is worth.
Our network of expert lawyers work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Our panel of solicitors have aided families claim damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from serious pharmaceutical error to degloving injuries.
Medical negligence in Birkenhead
Clinical negligence - formerly known as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our specialist panel of lawyers acting for Birkenhead have worked on compensation claims made against local hospitals that include St Catherines Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants, from office workers to camera operators, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Liverpool local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Liverpool Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||6||7||1|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||15||3||6|
|Fall from height||68||50||56|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||296||210||233|
|Hit by vehicle||20||13||11|
|Hit by object||88||66||84|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||4||2|
Slip and trip injuries
Officially reported statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in Merseyside in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Liverpool local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with street trips having occurred on Water Street and on South John Street.
Road accidents in Birkenhead
Quittances network of accredited road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in in achieving optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Birkenhead.
Accidents involving vehicles in Birkenhead are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1507 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 196 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Liverpool local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,818. Accidents in the Birkenhead area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A5029 and A552 crossroads and on the A552 and A553 roundabout.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Birkenhead
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Birkenhead usually conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from charging you any legal fees if the claim fails.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Birkenhead working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is paid out of your compensation award and is usually 25%.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right information can help you make the best choice for your future.
Get more answers online before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can start your claim for compensation online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to Quittance's team.
If you would like more information about how much your claim could be worth or have any questions before starting, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.