A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Rainford or anywhere in the country, our expert injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Rainford personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with an expert Rainford lawyer can provide answers and advice.

Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rainford

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from office workers to planning technicians, to claim injury compensation. Work injury information for the St Helens local authority made available under reporting legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in St Helens Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)411
Machinery related14711
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)541
Fall from height261826
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)002
Lifting and handling injuries1057358
Physical assault261418
Slip, trip, fall same level918562
Struck against18105
Struck by moving vehicle1267
Struck by object302728
Trapped by something collapsing021

For more information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Rainford

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Rainford are reasonably common with statistics showing 3 fatal accidents, 70 serious accidents and 401 slight accidents in 2013 in St Helens (Total events were 474 local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 438.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum settlements for anyone hurt in a car accident in Rainford.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Slips and trips

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.

Serious injury

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

Industrial disease

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

Medical negligence in Rainford

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, you can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Rainford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Rainford and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Rainford, from less severe claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have Quittance 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.

What points to check when picking the right personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate law firm for your legal matter is a key step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you ensure you choose the most appropriate law firm to pursue compensation for 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?".

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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