A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Merseyside or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Merseyside or slip or trip, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be shown 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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Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Merseyside

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Merseyside are not uncommon. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 58 serious accidents and 353 slight accidents in 2013 in Knowsley (Total events were 415 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 408. Incidents in Merseyside in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A59 and M57 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A59 and M58 other junction.

Quittance's group of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Merseyside.

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Work accident claims in Merseyside

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from electricians to materials specialists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information in the Knowsley local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Workplace accidents in Knowsley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury433
Machinery related15612
Fire related001
Harmful substance related436
Fall from height (ladder)141916
Animal related341
Lifting and handling injuries853556
Slip, trip, fall same level977682
Struck against16127
Struck by moving vehicle11185
Struck by object411639
Trapped by something collapsing111

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be understood by Courts when calculating a claim. Damages should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's network of solicitor firms communicate with the Courts and doctors ensuring people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Officially reported data reveal that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the North West England workplace. They are typically related to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Knowsley local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on slippery pavements are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on Waddicar Lane and on Longmoor Lane.

Medical negligence in Merseyside

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial damages. For example, you can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, to make a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

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Merseyside 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 Merseyside and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Merseyside and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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 Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Merseyside?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Merseyside and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Merseyside get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Instructing a suitable PI lawyer to represent you is a key step towards achieving the most compensation.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Merseyside, what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal firm to help you?

Are Merseyside claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Check Merseyside personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are deciding which solicitor to act for you.

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The difference in the amount of fees charged by firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?7,919 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery might vary from ?4,751 to ?6,731.

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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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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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