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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Litherland, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether a child was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. 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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Litherland road accident claims

If you are involved in an accident and injured on Litherland's roads as the result of the negligence of another driver, you have a right to claim compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Litherland's roads, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our expert team are here. The Quittance road accident compensation guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Litherland

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Litherland 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, Litherland 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 Litherland, 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

The Quittance Team

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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Frequently asked questions

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.

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 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?

What are the road accident statistics 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.

What are the Litherland work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident at work figures in the Sefton Local Authority (2013/14) 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)Reported Injuries
Other22
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury11
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)2
Fall from height (ladder)25
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting and handling injuries45
Assault65
Slip, trip, fall same level76
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle3
Struck by object31
Trapped under falling object0

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.

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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