Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making 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
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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Legal claims we conduct
Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Road accidents in Formby
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.
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesolthelioma to dioxin poisoning.
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.
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.
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)||2011/12||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|
Medical and clinical negligence in Formby
Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness is sustained following a failing by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of solicitors acting for Formby have assisted with claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Renacres Hospital, Renacres Lane, Halsall, Ormskirk, L39 8SE.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Formby
In the event that you win your case, the fees for your lawyer will be covered by the losing side. In the event that your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means their legal costs are not payable.
A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be paid out of your compensation award and is in most cases 25%.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay the law firm's costs in the event that the claim is lost. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. Answers can help you to make the best decision for your future.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Start a personal injury claim
You can start the personal injury claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert lawyer.
Our team of experts are ready to help. If you need more information, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.