Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
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
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?
Injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Maghull and Merseyside
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Maghull and Merseyside. Our team can assist with injuries including:
Medical negligence in Maghull
Medical negligence (which is now more precisely known as 'Clinical Negligence') is when an injury or illness is sustained following a failing by a healthcare provider. A typical example might be a dental negligence compensation claim. Quittance's specialist panel of lawyers covering Merseyside and Maghull have helped Claimants with claims made against NHS and private hospitals that include Aintree University Hospital, Aintree University Hospital, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL.
Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by grain.
Road traffic claims
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.
Quittances 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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||23||14||21|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||80||47||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||6||3|
|Hit by object||23||23||20|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims in Maghull
If your lawyer does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means their fees are not payable. In the event that you succeed in your claim, the fees for your lawyer will be settled by the other party.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not pay any of the law firm's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Get your claim for compensation started
Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to make your claim, or start the personal injury claim online.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor first, request a callback at a time that suits you or call us on 0800 612 7456.