A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Formby or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a Formby personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • 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 compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Formby

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for people who have been injured in a car accident in Formby.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Formby are quite common. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 88 serious accidents and 549 slight accidents in 2013 in Sefton (Total events were 641 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 674.

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Work accident claims in Formby

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from nurses to education administrators, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness information in the Formby local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Sefton Local Authority (HSE)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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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Merseyside. Slips and trips are often the cause of accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with slips having occurred on Liverpool Rd and on Brows Lane.

Medical and clinical negligence in Formby

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to raise a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to dioxin poisoning.

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Formby solicitors for serious injury compensation

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery. Our panel of expert lawyers work with insurance providers and doctors, helping to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error, paralysis and asbestosis.

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Formby 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 Formby and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Formby, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Formby?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Formby, Merseyside and across the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Merseyside get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to pick the right lawyer

Finding the best lawyer to represent you is your most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Formby (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how do you make certain you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?

Are Formby claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between law firms is surprising.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?48,415 for a very severe ankle injury might vary from ?29,049 to ?41,153.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Read Formby personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing when trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

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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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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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