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?

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

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.

Making an injury claim

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.

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.

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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.

Cases our network of solicitors handles in Wallasey

Quittance's network of lawyers assist individuals across Wallasey whose accidents were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:

Medical and clinical negligence in Wallasey

Medical negligence (which is more precisely known as Clinical Negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider, National Health Service or private. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury lawyers covering Merseyside and Wallasey have helped people with legal action made against NHS and private hospitals that include Victoria Central Hospital, Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UF.

Industrial disease

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

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.

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.

Accidents at work

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
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
Slip, trip, fall same level13411697
Struck against27178
Struck by moving vehicle524
Hit by object323726
Trapped under falling object211

Road accidents in Wallasey

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.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims in Wallasey

CFAs (or No Win, No Fee agreements) guard Claimants from an obligation to pay solicitors' fees if their case is not successful.

Will there be hidden fees in the small print?

No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden costs and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Click here to read more about No Win, No Fee.

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Before you choose a solicitor arm yourself with information. The right information can help you to make the best decision for your future.

Find more information online without having to pick up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions.

Get started today

You can begin a personal injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456.

Talk to the Quittance panel of experts for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.