Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Maghull, Merseyside and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

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

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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Maghull road accident claims

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you suffered an injury on Maghull's roads because of another driver's carelessness.

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Maghull's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, our useful guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Maghull

You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Maghull 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, Maghull 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 Maghull, 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

Caring and sensitive support

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

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.

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.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Maghull

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.

Work accident statistics in Maghull

The latest 2019 work accident statistics for the West Lancashire Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified15
Electricity related0
Machinery related4
Explosion related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0
Fall from height (ladder)21
Injured by an animal0
Manual handling50
Physical assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level45
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle3
Hit by object20
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

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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