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

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Wirral, Merseyside and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Wirral road accident claims

All road users in Wirral and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, our team are here. our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Wirral

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a motorcycle courier or a vehicle technician, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Wirral, including The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust (Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Wirral

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether your accident occurred on a pothole or when travelling by train, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include head or spinal injuries, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Wirral, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Wirral 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.

Wirral 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 Wirral, 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Wirral 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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Wirral injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Wirral, Merseyside, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt on public transport or due to medical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Wirral personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Wirral road accident statistics?

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.

Road accidents in Wirral are quite common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 524 road accidents in Wirral in 2021 (387 slight accidents, 132 accidents and 5 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Wirral region in 2013 included crashes on the A5027 and B5139 roundabout and on the A551 and A5027 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Wirral

In 2021, there were 181 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Wirral.

Work accidents in Wirral (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related3%
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1%
Fall from height8%
Injured by an animal1%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Assault6%
Slip, trip, fall same level36%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object10%
Trapped under falling object0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator