Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Litherland or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.
In order to win a Litherland personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- 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
Getting your claim started sooner will enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.
What issues to consider when choosing the best injury lawyer
Choosing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor for your case is an important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award.
How can you make certain you instruct the ideal company to help you?
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Litherland?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will you need to instruct a local Litherland legal firm ?
The location of the firm is not particularly relevant as cases can be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.
More details : Do I have to attend a medical?
The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast
E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £7,257 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke could vary from £4,354 to £6,168.
Additional reading : How much compensation can you claim?
Personal injury compensation claims our network of solicitors handles in Litherland and Merseyside
Our panel of lawyers help clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from metal workers to it consultants, to claim compensation. Accident at work figures in the Sefton local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Sefton Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||11|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||11||6||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21||27||25|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||95||44||45|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||82||76|
|Hit by vehicle||4||8||3|
|Struck by object||34||24||31|
|Trapped under falling object||1||2||0|
Litherland serious injury compensation claims
We recognise the critical change an injury claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. Damages will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of solicitor firms communicate with insurers and medical experts to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Litherland
Our network of accredited injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Litherland.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Litherland are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 4 fatal accidents, 88 serious accidents and 549 slight accidents in 2013 in Sefton (Total events were 641 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 674. Incidents in Litherland in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A5036 and A565 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A565 and A566 junction.
Clinical and medical negligence in Litherland
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is when an injury or illness is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An example might be a cancer negligence claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Litherland have helped people with claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Clock View, 2a Oakhouse Park, Walton, Liverpool, L9 1EP.
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by grain.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Merseyside. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on slippery pavements are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Sefton Rd and on Ford Lane.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Litherland
If you win your injury claim, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the Defendant. In the event that your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
A success fee is charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is usually 25% and is taken out of your compensation.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer jargon-free answers to help people affected by injury decide whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin a claim for compensation?
If you have decided to proceed, you can start your personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via the contact form here.
If you have something else to ask or would like further information about how the claims process works first, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.