Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Crosby or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should usually be made within three years.
To win a Crosby personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
The solicitor will discuss these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How to find the right personal injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide practical advice and expert legal guidance.
The diversity in the amount of fees charged by solicitors is quite surprising.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £21,076 for bronchitis can range from £12,646 to £17,915.
More information How much compensation can you claim?
Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?
The location of a solicitors office is not especially relevant as injury cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a firm that has national medical coverage as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
Look into Crosby personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are contemplating which solicitor to select.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
What types of claims for compensation do you conduct?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Crosby and across Merseyside. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from hotel workers to database administrators, to claim compensation. Injury and illness information in the Sefton local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Sefton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||11|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||11||6||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21||27||25|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||95||44||45|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||82||76|
|Hit by vehicle||4||8||3|
|Struck by object||34||24||31|
|Trapped under falling object||1||2||0|
Crosby serious injury compensation
The effect of a serious injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when calculating a claim. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim helps them to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have aided Claimants claim compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include chronic pain, deep vein thrombosis and concussion.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.
Clinical and medical negligence in Crosby
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Quittance's select panel of solicitors acting for Merseyside and Crosby have assisted with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Downe Hospital, 2 Struell Wells Road Downpatrick Co Down BT30 6RL.
Road traffic accidents in Crosby
Quittances network of skilled litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best compensation for people injured in a car accident in Crosby.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Crosby are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 641 accidents (549 slight accidents, 88 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sefton council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 674.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Merseyside. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by tools in use, when helping another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like facial scarring sustained on poorly maintained roads are also common with street trips having happened on Sandhead and on Port Logan Village Hall.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Crosby
Solicitors taking care of claims in Crosby and Merseyside mostly conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement. This contract prevents the solicitor from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance provide detailed answers helping people affected by injury decide whether to start an injury claim.
Get more answers online without having to pick up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a claim?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through the online contact form here.
If you would like further information about how much your claim could be worth or have anything else to ask before making a decision, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.