A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to 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 is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Litherland

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Other394122
Electric shock injury420
Machinery related injury8711
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1162
Fall from height (ladder)212725
Animal related (e.g. livestock)431
Lifting and handling injuries954445
Assault263565
Slip, trip, fall same level938276
Struck against2268
Hit by vehicle483
Struck by object342431
Trapped under falling object120

For more information: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Litherland

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by grain.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Litherland

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Litherland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Litherland and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Litherland, from short-term injury cases to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have you handled many Litherland claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Litherland, Merseyside and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Merseyside seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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