Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
We have helped injured claimants in Kirkby, Merseyside and across the UK get the compensation they need.
How did your injury happen?Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.
Can I claim compensation?
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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
Calculate my 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:
Kirkby road accident claims
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Kirkby are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 186 road accidents in Knowsley in 2021, including 143 slight accidents, 41 accidents and 2 fatalities. 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.
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Kirkby and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, our specialist team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about the claims process.
Work accident claims in Kirkby
Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 149 non-fatal work accidents in Knowsley in 2021 (111 led to 7+ days off work).
|Work accidents in Knowsley (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance related||2%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||15%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a zero-hours contractor or a welder, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.
Clinical negligence claims 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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Kirkby, including Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Kirkby
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident happened in an office or in a gymnasium, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include head or spinal injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Kirkby and cross the UK.
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Kirkby?
Whether you live in Kirkby, Merseyside or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred at work, on a bicycle or during a negligent medical procedure our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Kirkby injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Online reviews and personal recommendations can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.