A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

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 much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Crosby

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
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
Slip, trip, fall same level938276
Struck against2268
Hit by vehicle483
Struck by object342431
Trapped under falling object120

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Road traffic accident claims in Crosby

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims

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.

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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Clinical and medical negligence in Crosby

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. You can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to make a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Crosby No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Crosby and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Crosby, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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