Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
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.
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?
Which claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Sefton. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries ranging from industrial deafness to vibration white finger.
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.
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.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||11|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||11||6||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21||27||25|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||95||44||45|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||82||76|
|Hit by vehicle||4||8||3|
|Struck by object||34||24||31|
|Trapped under falling object||1||2||0|
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
Quittances 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.
Medical negligence in Sefton
Medical negligence (which is now more correctly called clinical negligence) is where an illness or injury is connected to a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Sefton have assisted with claims made against local hospitals including Aintree University Hospital, Aintree University Hospital, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL.
Sefton No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
If you succeed, your legal costs must be covered by the other party. If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means the lawyer's fees are not payable.
100% No Win, No Fee
Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Start your personal injury claim
You can begin a claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
If you have any questions or would like further information about the process, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.