Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
No matter whether you are based in St Helens or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Picking the right personal injury lawyer
Choosing the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your injuries.
How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate firm for your case?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £12,100 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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.
Claims our network of lawyers handles in St Helens and Merseyside
Our panel of solicitors represent clients in St Helens and Merseyside whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries.
Medical and clinical negligence in St Helens
Medical negligence - which is now more precisely known as 'clinical negligence' - is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Merseyside and St Helens have worked on clinical negligence claims made against the health service that include St Helens Hospital, Marshalls Cross Road, St. Helens, WA9 3DA.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from lathe operators to sales executives, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the St Helens local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in St Helens Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5||4||1|
|Fall from height||26||18||26|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||105||73||58|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||91||85||62|
|Struck by moving vehicle||12||6||7|
|Struck by object||30||27||28|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||1|
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from dermatitis claims to mercury poisoning.
Road accidents in St Helens
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in St Helens are relatively commonplace with 3 fatal accidents, 70 serious accidents and 401 slight accidents in 2013 in St Helens (Total events were 474 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 438. Incidents in St Helens in 2013 included crashes on the A570 and A569 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A570 and A5059 crossroads.
Quittances network of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the highest awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in St Helens.
Serious injury lawyers in St Helens
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.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after St Helens claims
No Win, No Fee agreements cover injured Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if the claim for compensation is not won.
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No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there are no catches hiding in the small print.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We give clear information to help you determine whether to start an injury claim.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start?
If you have decided to get underway, you can start your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with the contact form here.
Our team of experts can help. If you need more information, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.