A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Liverpool or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Liverpool, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Getting your claim started sooner should allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Liverpool

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Liverpool are relatively common with statistics showing 8 fatal accidents, 196 serious accidents and 1303 slight accidents in 2013 in Liverpool (Total events were 1507 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,818. Incidents in the Liverpool area in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A5036 and A5059 junction and on the single carriageway of the B5173 and A5047 crossroads.

Our network of trained litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest damages for claimants injured in a road accident in Liverpool.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Liverpool

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from catering assistants to licensed conveyancers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness data for the Liverpool local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Liverpool Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)671
Machinery related181816
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire114
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1536
Fall from height685056
Animal related672
Manual handling242129168
Physical assault853553
Slip, trip, fall same level296210233
Struck against312119
Hit by vehicle201311
Hit by object886684
Trapped by something collapsing242

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Liverpool

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, to make a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors in Liverpool

The lasting impact serious injury has will be understood by insurers and the Courts when determining compensation. A claim will ease the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery.

Our network of law firms communicate with insurance providers and doctors to make sure people affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Merseyside workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries such as sprained wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred on Water Street and on South John Street.

Liverpool 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 Liverpool and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Liverpool and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Liverpool?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Liverpool, Merseyside and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants across Merseyside get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

Instructing the best law firm for your case is the most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Do you need a local Liverpool injury lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not very critical as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical examination.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Liverpool?

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Liverpool?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?63,360 to ?105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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