A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Maghull or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Maghull

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Maghull are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1507 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 196 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Liverpool local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,818. Incidents in the Maghull area in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A59 and A5147 crossroads and on the A59 and B5407 roundabout.

Quittance's group of road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Maghull.

Further information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Maghull

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from gardeners to marketing account managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics for the West Lancashire local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified282015
Electricity related100
Machinery related1664
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)210
Fall from height (ladder)231421
Injured by an animal010
Manual handling593350
Physical assault1073
Slip, trip, fall same level804745
Struck against777
Struck by moving vehicle363
Hit by object232320
Trapped by something collapsing020

Further information: Work accident claim

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Other types of claim

Serious injury specialists in Maghull

The impact of serious injury is acknowledged by the Courts when calculating injury compensation.

Quittance's network of lawyers work hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped people recover damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include cancer, major surgical negligence and multiple fractures.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury in the Merseyside workplace. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Dover Rd and on Central Square.

Medical negligence in Maghull

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by grain.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

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Maghull No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Maghull and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Maghull, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of injury claims in Maghull?

We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Maghull, Merseyside and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Merseyside seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and workplace accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide both legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

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 severe toe injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?17,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Maghull

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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