Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured people in St Helens, Merseyside and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal 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
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:
Road accident claims in St Helens
If you have been injured on St Helens's roads because of a careless driver, you have a right to start a claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on St Helens's roads, our expert guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in St Helens
If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
Official statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Merseyside. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by another person, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened recently.
Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from dermatitis claims to mercury poisoning.
Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an injured person.
Quittance's team work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of lawyers work with the legal system and insurance providers ensuring people impacted by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious include multiple fractures and hydrocarbon poisoning.
Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
St Helens 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, St Helens 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 St Helens, 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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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What is your track record of handling claims in St Helens?
We are a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in St Helens, Merseyside and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do I need to choose a local St Helens injury lawyer ?
The location of the solicitors office is not particularly important as cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Read St Helens personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are considering which solicitor to sign up with.
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.