A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Haydock or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
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Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Haydock

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Haydock are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 474 accidents (401 slight accidents, 70 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in St Helens local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 438.

Our group of professional no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the best awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in Haydock.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Haydock

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from dental nurses to graphic designers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the St Helens local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in St Helens Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined393134
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)411
Machinery related14711
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)541
Fall from height261826
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)002
Lifting and handling injuries1057358
Physical assault261418
Slip, trip, fall same level918562
Struck against18105
Struck by moving vehicle1267
Struck by object302728
Trapped by something collapsing021

Further information: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The lasting effect serious injury has is recognised by Courts when calculating what a claim is worth. Damages should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Merseyside workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as strained muscles suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with street trips having occurred on West End Rd and on Station Rd.

Clinical negligence in Haydock

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Haydock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Haydock and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Haydock, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of handling claims in Haydock?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Haydock, Merseyside and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Selecting the best injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you instruct the best law firm for your specific circumstances?

The diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers is vast

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?14,098 for severe toe injuries might vary from ?8,459 to ?11,983.

Further reading : How much compensation can you claim?

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Reviews for solicitors in Haydock

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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