Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How can we help
We have helped hundreds of people in Birkenhead, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or the location of the injury.
Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Birkenhead road accident claims
Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Birkenhead's roads due to another party's negligence.
No matter if you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we can assist. This road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Birkenhead
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages. For example, to make a complaint against Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact St Catherine's Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside.
More about Medical negligence claims
More claim types
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. The 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.
More about Serious injury claims
Birkenhead No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Birkenhead injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Birkenhead, Merseyside and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Starting a claim
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Birkenhead?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that helps injured people in Birkenhead, Merseyside and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
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.
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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What are the road accident statistics in Birkenhead
Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum general and special damages for people injured in a car accident in Birkenhead.
Accidents involving vehicles in Birkenhead are common. Police reporters 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.
What are the Birkenhead work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats for the Liverpool Local Authority (2013/14) are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Liverpool Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1|
|Exposed to explosion||1|
|Exposed to fire||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||6|
|Fall from height||56|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||233|
|Hit by vehicle||11|
|Hit by object||84|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.