Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Prescot or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.
In order to win a Prescot personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
How to pick the best lawyer for you
It can take months for most minor injury claims to have a settlement negotiated. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Prescot?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
The diversity in the level of fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.
As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £12,077 for mild asthma can range from £7,246 to £10,265.
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Prescot personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when considering which solicitor to pick.
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Injury compensation claims we conduct
Our panel of expert solicitors have helped people in Prescot and Merseyside whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions sustained in Prescot include:
Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.
Prescot serious injury compensation
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a major impact on an injured person and their dependants. We work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded data stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent accident in the Merseyside workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on obstructed pathways are also common with kerb stone trips having happened in the area.
Road traffic claims
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Prescot are common. Official statistics show a total of 415 accidents (353 slight accidents, 58 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Knowsley local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 408. Incidents in the Prescot area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B5201 and A57 junction and on the A57 and M57 roundabout.
Quittances group of certified personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Prescot.
Clinical and medical negligence in Prescot
Medical negligence, correctly known as Clinical Negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of solicitors covering Prescot have been instructed on clinical negligence compensation claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5DR.
Accidents at work
We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from bricklayers to press sub-editors, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Knowsley local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Knowsley Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance related||4||3||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||14||19||16|
|Lifting and handling injuries||85||35||56|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||97||76||82|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||18||5|
|Struck by object||41||16||39|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||1|
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling compensation claims in Prescot
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements secure Claimants from a need to settle their legal fees if the claim is not won.
A 'success fee' is charged by Prescot solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be deducted from your compensation and is generally 25 percent.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
Some firms could levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. The right answers can help you make the right decision for your future.
Get more information online without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
You can start the claim for compensation online here or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to discuss your claim with a member of our team.
Speak to our panel of experts for more information about the process. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.