Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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Each year, we help injured claimants in Crosby, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Crosby road accident claims

Crosby drivers and other road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's actions.

No matter if you were involved in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a collision on Crosby's roads, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crosby

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job is, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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. The 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.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Crosby 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, Crosby 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 Crosby, 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

Helping people like you

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Crosby?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Crosby, Merseyside and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Merseyside get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a 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.

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 are the road accident statistics in Crosby

Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.

Crosby work accident statistics

The latest 2019 injury and illness information in the Sefton Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Sefton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other22
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury11
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)2
Fall from height (ladder)25
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting and handling injuries45
Assault65
Slip, trip, fall same level76
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle3
Struck by object31
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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