Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help you
Every year, we help injured people in Formby, Merseyside and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a child was injured.
A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Formby
Formby cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians should be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's negligence.
No matter if you have been hurt in a car accident, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, this road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Formby
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place 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.
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.
More about Clinical negligence compensation claim
Solicitors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to dioxin poisoning.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
Formby 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, Formby 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 Formby, 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.
Your questions answered
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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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.
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.
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.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.