A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Wirral or anywhere else in the UK, we can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Wirral, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The lawyer should consider how your claim will relate to the points.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator provides 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 Wirral

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from catering assistants to trade union research officers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics for the Wirral local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wirral Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wirral

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained no win no fee legal advisors have years of experience in securing maximum damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Wirral.

Accidents involving vehicles in Wirral are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 4 fatal accidents, 122 serious accidents and 589 slight accidents in 2013 in Wirral (Total events were 715 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 733. Accidents in the Wirral region in 2013 included crashes on the A5027 and B5139 roundabout and on the A551 and A5027 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Merseyside workplace in 2014/15. They are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to organophosphate exposure.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Wirral

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. For example, you can write to Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Wirral specialists for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when determining injury compensation. By relieving the financial stress a serious injury puts on an injured person, an injury claim allows people to focus on recovery.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Wirral 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 Wirral and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wirral and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Wirral?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Wirral, Merseyside and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Merseyside seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Usually a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

The diversity in personal injury fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite significant

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?42,558 for a severe pain disorder can range from ?25,535 to ?36,174.

Further reading : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Comparing injury solicitors in Wirral - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Are Wirral Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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