Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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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Merseyside road accident claims

Merseyside cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a car accident on Merseyside's roads, Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Merseyside

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

Read more: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Merseyside 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, Merseyside 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 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

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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 the 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.

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.

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.

See How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Merseyside

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.

What are the Merseyside work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury information in the Knowsley Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Workplace accidents in Knowsley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other26
Electrical injury3
Machinery related12
0
Fire related1
Harmful substance related6
Fall from height (ladder)16
Animal related1
Lifting and handling injuries56
Assault4
Slip, trip, fall same level82
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object39
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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