A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Sefton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Sefton, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Sefton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Sefton are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 641 accidents (549 slight accidents, 88 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sefton local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 674. Accidents in Sefton in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A59 and M57 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A5207 and B5422 crossroads.

Quittance's network of expert injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Sefton.

Read more about No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Sefton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from scaffolding erectors to retail bankers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work information in the Sefton local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Sefton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other394122
Electric shock injury420
Machinery related injury8711
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1162
Fall from height (ladder)212725
Animal related (e.g. livestock)431
Lifting and handling injuries954445
Assault263565
Slip, trip, fall same level938276
Struck against2268
Hit by vehicle483
Struck by object342431
Trapped under falling object120

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Sefton

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the Merseyside workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place accident claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Ormskirk Rd and on Dover Rd.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from industrial deafness to vibration white finger.

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Sefton serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their dependants. By limiting the stress severe injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers engage with insurance providers, the Courts and doctors to make sure families affected by serious accidents get legal and medical support.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Sefton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Sefton and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Sefton, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Sefton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Sefton, Merseyside and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Guidance for potential Claimants seeking a lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate solicitor to assist you is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Sefton (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how can you ensure you select the ideal one to handle your case?

The contrast in the level of fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?16,342 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from ?9,805 to ?13,890.

More information How to compare personal injury fees

Look into Sefton solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Researching reviews can be revealing when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do you need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of a firm is not very relevant as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers national medical coverage as you will have to go to a medical exam.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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