Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Heswall, Merseyside and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a minor was injured.

Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

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:

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Heswall road accident claims

Heswall road users can make a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Heswall's roads, or were injured in a motorbike accident, our expert team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Heswall

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Heswall 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, Heswall 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 Heswall, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

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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FAQs

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.

The 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.

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.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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