Have you been 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 Quittance can help

Each year, we help injured people in Bootle, Merseyside and across the UK claim compensation for:

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).

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 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Bootle road accident claims

You have the right to claim injury compensation if you are hurt on Bootle's roads as the result of a negligent road user.

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

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bootle

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Official statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Merseyside workplace. These types of accident are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on the New Strand and on Stanley Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to make a formal complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

Quittance recognise the difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on a claimant, a successful claim allows claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years helped claimants affected by serious accidents.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Bootle 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, Bootle 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 Bootle, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Bootle?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Bootle, Merseyside and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Merseyside seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.

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The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person awarded £3,359 for a wrist fracture could vary from £2,015 to £2,855.

See : Get a personal injury quote

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Bootle?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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