A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Heswall or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

In order to win a Heswall personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A free phone consultation with an expert Heswall solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Heswall

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from members of the air force to illustrators, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data for the Wirral local authority collated under legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wirral Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury220
Machinery related1378
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Exposed to fire121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)742
Fall from height352121
Injured by an animal222
Lifting and handling injuries1308357
Slip, trip, fall same level13411697
Struck against27178
Struck by moving vehicle524
Hit by object323726
Trapped under falling object211

See: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Heswall

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of qualified injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Heswall.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Heswall are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 122 serious accidents and 589 slight accidents in 2013 in Wirral (Total events were 715 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 733.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Heswall

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than financial damages. For example, you can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, to make a formal complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Merseyside. These types of accident are quite often related to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms sustained on spillages are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Thingwall Rd and on Telegraph Rd.

Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to severely injured claimants. Quittance work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms correspond with medical providers, the legal system and insurers ensuring people impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from head injuries to amputation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Heswall No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Heswall and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Heswall, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Heswall?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Heswall, Merseyside and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Merseyside get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those searching for a solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor for your legal matter is a critical step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Heswall - how can you ensure you instruct the most appropriate one to work with?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Heswall

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?93,932 for severe leg injuries can vary from ?56,359 to ?79,842.

Additional reading Compare solicitors

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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