Were you injured in an accident that was not 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 claim compensation for:

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 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

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Liverpool

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.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Liverpool work injury claims

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.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

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. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Liverpool public place accidents

Whether your accident happened in a playground or in a shopping centre, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Serious injury compensation

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

Liverpool No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Liverpool injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Liverpool, Merseyside and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?".

What are the road accident statistics in Liverpool

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.

Work accident statistics in Liverpool

The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Liverpool Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Liverpool Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other94
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1
Machinery related16
Exposed to explosion1
Exposed to fire4
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)6
Fall from height56
Animal related2
Manual handling168
Physical assault53
Slip, trip, fall same level233
Struck against19
Hit by vehicle11
Hit by object84
Trapped by something collapsing2

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

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor