Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims 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
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.
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Haydock?
Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries throughout Haydock. We can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
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.
Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Clinical negligence in Haydock
Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Merseyside and Haydock have been instructed on clinical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals including St Helens Hospital, Marshalls Cross Road, St. Helens, WA9 3DA.
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Haydock
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5||4||1|
|Fall from height||26||18||26|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||105||73||58|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||91||85||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||12||6||7|
|Struck by object||30||27||28|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||1|
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Haydock
When you win your case, your legal fees are paid by the other party. When you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor states that you will not have to pay the legal costs.
A 'success fee' is charged by Haydock solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike the standard legal fees, the success fee is taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and is usually 25%.
Will there be any additional costs to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to make your claim?
You can begin your claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to Quittance's team.
If you would like to discuss your options or have any questions before making a decision, request a callback or contact on 0800 612 7456.