A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Kirkby or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Kirkby personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Making your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Kirkby

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Kirkby are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 4 fatal accidents, 58 serious accidents and 353 slight accidents in 2013 in Knowsley (Total events were 415 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 408. Accidents in the Kirkby region in 2013 included crashes on the A506 and M57 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A5207 and A580 crossroads.

Quittance's network of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the best compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Kirkby.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Kirkby

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from bricklayers to immunologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics in the Knowsley local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Knowsley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury433
Machinery related15612
Fire related001
Harmful substance related436
Fall from height (ladder)141916
Animal related341
Lifting and handling injuries853556
Slip, trip, fall same level977682
Struck against16127
Struck by moving vehicle11185
Struck by object411639
Trapped by something collapsing111

Find out more: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Kirkby

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported data stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common accident at work in Merseyside and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Knowsley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Waddicar Lane and on Moorfields.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to emphysema.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Kirkby serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant effect on a claimant. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of lawyers work with medical experts and insurance providers to make sure families affected by serious accidents get medical and financial support.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Kirkby 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 Kirkby and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Kirkby, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Kirkby?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Kirkby, Merseyside and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in Merseyside seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

Finding a suitable legal expert to assist you is a key step towards receiving the best compensation award for your accident.

How can you make certain you select the best company to act for you?

Comparing injury solicitors in Kirkby - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken tibia or fibula could vary between ?1,000 and ?7,370 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Are Kirkby claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network 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.

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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