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If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

How were you injured?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Bootle road accident claims

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Bootle are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1068 road accidents in Liverpool in 2021, including 791 slight accidents, 264 accidents and 13 fatalities. Accidents in the Bootle region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A565 and A5036 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A5058 and A565 crossroads.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Bootle, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we can help you take action. Our guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Bootle

In 2021, there were 455 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Liverpool, based on official records.

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you were injured while working as a retail worker or a vet, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Bootle?

Work accidents in Liverpool (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other8%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury4%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1%
Fall from height (ladder)9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Lifting and handling injuries16%
Assault22%
Slip, trip, fall same level26%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle1%
Struck by object11%
Trapped under falling object0%

Clinical negligence claims in Bootle

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. We can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Bootle, including Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place injury claims in Bootle

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were injured at an amusement park or in a train station, and a third party was responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Bootle and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Bootle?

Whether you live in Bootle, Merseyside, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to a manager's negligence or in a public park we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Bootle injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator