Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured people in Sefton, Merseyside and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Sefton

Sefton cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, the Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Sefton

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you should be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job - whether you are a bricklayer injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Sefton 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, Sefton 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 Sefton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Speak to an expert

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Sefton

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.

Sefton work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident at work information in the Sefton Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Sefton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other22
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury11
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)2
Fall from height (ladder)25
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1
Lifting and handling injuries45
Assault65
Slip, trip, fall same level76
Struck against8
Hit by vehicle3
Struck by object31
Trapped under falling object0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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