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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

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We have helped injured people in Wallasey, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make 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, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also 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 Wallasey

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you sustained an injury on Wallasey's roads as the result of a negligent driver.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, our expert team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wallasey

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

The 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

Other types of claim

Wallasey 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, Wallasey 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 Wallasey, 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

Why Quittance Legal Services?

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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FAQs

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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