A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Bootle or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a Bootle personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Bootle

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from office workers to aromatherapists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Sefton local authority reported under legislation by the Government and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Sefton Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other394122
Electric shock injury420
Machinery related injury8711
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1162
Fall from height (ladder)212725
Animal related (e.g. livestock)431
Lifting and handling injuries954445
Assault263565
Slip, trip, fall same level938276
Struck against2268
Hit by vehicle483
Struck by object342431
Trapped under falling object120

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Bootle

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bootle are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 641 accidents (549 slight accidents, 88 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sefton local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 674. 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.

Our group of professional road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have vast experience in securing optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Bootle.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims

Medical negligence 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. 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

Serious injury

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

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

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Bootle No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Bootle and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bootle, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

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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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.

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FAQs

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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

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.

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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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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