Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Prescot, Merseyside and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a 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 (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 considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Prescot
You can claim injury compensation if you are injured on Prescot's roads because of another road user's behaviour.
Regardless of whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, our team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Prescot
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
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.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, to make a formal complaint against Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation
More claim types
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.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation
Prescot 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, Prescot 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 Prescot, 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.
How we can help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Prescot?
Quittance is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Prescot, Merseyside and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Merseyside get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and accidents in the office.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
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.
More information - Compare solicitors
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.
Find out more Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.