Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Each year, we help injured claimants in West Kirby, Merseyside and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you 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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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
Calculate my 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:
West Kirby road accident claims
Road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on West Kirby's roads as the result of another party's negligence.
Whether you were hurt in a crash, or were involved in a hit-and-run, Quittance's guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in West Kirby
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
Recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Merseyside workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want the hospital to explain what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Aintree University Hospital, Lower Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Medical negligence compensation
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from respiratory diseases to siderosis.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation
West Kirby No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
West Kirby injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in West Kirby, Merseyside and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in West Kirby and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in West Kirby?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in West Kirby, Merseyside and throughout the UK, get compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to whiplash.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Personal injury solicitor reviews in West Kirby - What to consider
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
The diversity in the level of success fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £101,957 for spinal cord damage could vary from £61,174 to £86,663.
Additional reading Compare solicitors
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What are the road accident statistics in West Kirby
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in West Kirby are quite common. Official statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 122 serious accidents and 589 slight accidents in 2013 in Wirral (Total events were 715 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 733. Accidents in West Kirby in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A540 and B5139 junction and on the single carriageway of the A540 and B5141 junction.
Quittance's network of certified no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in West Kirby.
Work accident statistics in West Kirby
The latest 2019 work accident data in the Wirral Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Wirral Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||2|
|Fall from height||21|
|Injured by an animal||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||57|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||97|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Hit by object||26|
|Trapped under falling object||1|
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.