Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped injured people in Liverpool, Merseyside and across the UK. We can help you claim the compensation you need to fund your recovery.
How did your injury happen?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
Will I be able to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
How long does a child have to start a claim?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.
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:
Road accident claims in Liverpool
Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Liverpool are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1068 road accidents in Liverpool in 2021 (791 slight accidents, 264 accidents and 13 fatal accidents). 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.
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Liverpool work injury claims
There were 1 fatalities and 455 other work accidents in Liverpool in 2021.
|Liverpool work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Exposed to explosion||0%|
|Exposed to fire||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||31%|
|Hit by vehicle||1%|
|Hit by object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a hospital porter or a retail worker, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.
Liverpool medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Liverpool.
Liverpool occupiers liability accident claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether you were injured when travelling by train or in a public pool, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury claims
A serious (catastrophic) injury is where a claimant's quality of life is impaired to the extent where they are forced to make permanent changes to their daily life. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Liverpool and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Liverpool?
Whether you live in Liverpool, Merseyside or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car or bike accident or in a public park our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
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.
Liverpool personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.
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.
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.