Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured claimants in Haydock, Merseyside and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online 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
Injury compensation calculator
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 Haydock
If you are hurt on Haydock's roads as the result of another road user's actions, you can start a claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Haydock's roads, we are here to help. Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Haydock
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
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
Haydock 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, Haydock 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 Haydock, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics 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.
What are the Haydock work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics for the St Helens Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in St Helens Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||1|
|Fall from height||26|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||58|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7|
|Struck by object||28|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.