A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Wallasey or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 23, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The lawyer can take you through these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Wallasey

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the air force to technical authors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data for the Wirral local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Wirral Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined343826
Electric shock injury220
Machinery related1378
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Exposed to fire121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)742
Fall from height352121
Injured by an animal222
Lifting and handling injuries1308357
Assault241717
Slip, trip, fall same level13411697
Struck against27178
Struck by moving vehicle524
Hit by object323726
Trapped under falling object211

Read more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Wallasey

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Wallasey are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 4 fatal accidents, 122 serious accidents and 589 slight accidents in 2013 in Wirral (Total events were 715 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 733. Accidents in the Wallasey area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B5145 and A5088 crossroads and on the A554 and M53 roundabout.

Our network of expert injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for anyone injured in a road accident in Wallasey.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Wallasey

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to make a complaint against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Wallasey serious injury claims

We recognise the change a successful claim makes to severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's team fight to get compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our panel of law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from neck injuries to major surgical negligence.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Safety statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Merseyside workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being struck by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like fractured ankles experienced on raised kerb stones are also common with trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to PCB exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Wallasey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Wallasey and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wallasey and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Wallasey?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Wallasey, Merseyside and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across Merseyside seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Finding the best injury lawyer for you

Choosing a suitable injury solicitor to act for you is an important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.

How can you make sure you select the ideal legal practice to take on your case?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Wallasey?

Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Look into Wallasey solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be enlightening if you are trying to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

Read Quittance reviews

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could vary between ?53,075 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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