Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Rainford, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether liability can be proved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us 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:
Rainford road accident claims
You have a right to claim compensation if you sustained an injury on Rainford's roads because of another road user's negligence.
Regardless of whether you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Rainford's roads, or were hurt in a collision on the motorway, this guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rainford
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Officially recorded figures underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Merseyside and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like fractured wrists occurring on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened on Wythburn Crescent and on Ormskirk Road.
Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from dermatitis claims to PCB exposure.
For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims
More claim types
The Quittance team understand the change a successful claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by severe injury.
Damages should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents.
For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Rainford 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, Rainford 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 Rainford, 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.
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
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Rainford?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Rainford, Merseyside and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Do you need to instruct a local Rainford lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not especially important as injury cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a company that provides a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
More on - Will I have to attend a medical?
Comparing Rainford personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.