A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a 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 much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Prescot

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Prescot

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's 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.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Prescot

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

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.

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.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to pleural thickening.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Prescot No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Prescot and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Prescot, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their professionalism and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance 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.

Our 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.

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.

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

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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Serious Injury Solicitor

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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