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Birkenhead Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 14th September 2021. Welcome to our Birkenhead personal injury solicitors guide. Are you a resident of the town of Birkenhead or the Wirral Metropolitan area? If you have been injured in this area or elsewhere because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim. Whether you wish to make a car crash claim, claim for clinical negligence, claim for an accident at work, or a claim for any other sort of personal injury case, trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right personal injury compensation specialist solicitor to handle your claim.

Who are Legal Expert? We are a team of trusted personal injury solicitors firm that specialises in providing accidents victims with No Win No Fee compensation solicitors, which specialise in handling similar cases. Our personal injury solicitors for Birkenhead have an excellent track record of winning all sorts of personal injury compensation claims for our clients. In addition, each of the clients we help has the option to make a No Win No Fee claim.

Birkenhead personal injury solicitors

Birkenhead personal injury solicitors

If you have been injured or made ill in a situation such as an accident that was not your fault, we would love to see if we can help you claim compensation. Call us today for your free legal consultation to receive advice about your individual and unique situation. After speaking to you briefly about the circumstances and consequences of your accident, your informed advisor will let you know if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation.

We will then let you know how much compensation you could be entitled to. Next, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who can help claimants in your area and who has the right expertise to handle your claim. Remember, your settlement could be worth tens of thousands of pounds or even more. This is money that can get you the best treatment for your injuries and ensure you have the best quality of life possible. So call today to see if you can claim with our personal injury solicitors for Birkenhead supporting your case.

We have created this compensation claims guide for people resident in the Birkenhead area of the Borough of the Wirral. If you believe you have a legitimate personal injury case but live elsewhere, Legal Expert operates across Great Britain. Call 0800 073 8804 today to start your claims process. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

How a personal injury lawyer can help you

Clients often say to us, “I was injured in an accident that was not my fault? Can I claim compensation?” If you have experienced an injury or illness because of an accident that was caused by third party negligence, then you will probably be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. The third party in question could be a person, such as an irresponsible driver, a business – such as the management of a shop, or a large organisation such as your local council. For example, you could claim compensation from the management of a restaurant if you were served poorly prepared food, which resulted in you contracting a food poisoning illness and becoming ill.

What else do you need to know about claiming personal injury compensation? In Great Britain, you have three years in which to make a personal injury claim. This either begins from the moment you became injured or ill or when your condition was diagnosed. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, make sure that you call Legal Expert now for your free legal consultation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with a No Win No Fee compensation specialist to handle your claim.

Are you eligible to make an accident claim?

We have briefly explained what a personal injury claim is and how Legal Expert can help you find the best personal injury lawyer to represent you in your compensation claim. Naturally, our clients are often anxious to know whether or not they are entitled to claim compensation for their injuries. So we will now look into the legal requirements of claiming a personal injury and what your solicitor will have to prove to win your compensation claim.

Before we look at eligibility criteria, we will confirm that in personal injury cases, you, the person making a claim, is called the Claimant. The person, organisation or business that the claim is made against is called the Defendant.

When making a claim, your personal injury lawyer will have to provide evidence to prove the following:

  1. Your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you (the Claimant) a “duty of care”. Duty of care is defined as one party being obliged to uphold the health, safety and wellbeing of another party. This is legally codified in legislation such as ‘The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957’ and the ‘Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974’. What does this mean in real-world terms? For example, an employer has a duty of care towards their employees, so they must provide them with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. Drivers have a duty of care towards other road users, so they are obliged to drive in a responsible manner that regards the safety of others.
  2. Your personal injury solicitor must then provide evidence that the Defendant performed a negligent action or inaction, which resulted in their duty of care towards you being breached. For example, an employer could not fix a broken floorboard in an office, which is a trip hazard.
  3. Finally, your personal injury solicitor will have to provide evidence that the Defendant’s negligence was the cause of your injury, in regard to the example of the broken floorboard in an office which was a trip hazard, which an employer neglected to fix. A personal injury lawyer would have to find evidence that the broken floorboard caused a trip accident, which was the cause of the Claimant’s injuries.

Why use a personal injury lawyer?

If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor to help you make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, hiring the right solicitor for the job can make a big difference. Although all solicitors in this country are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the service you will receive from firm to firm can vary greatly. For example, some personal injury solicitors firms will offer a No Win No Fee payment option, whilst others will not. The percentage of your compensation package that the firm takes as a fee may also vary. So it pays to research this before you use a solicitor. Whether or not your solicitor has handled claims that are similar to yours, for example, claims against employers, can also make a difference to whether or not you win your claim. You are awarded the correct amount of compensation that you are owed.

Trust Legal Expert to handle your personal injury claim and win you the correct amount of compensation that you are entitled to. We can provide a personal injury compensation solicitor with an excellent track record of winning claims comparable to yours. Below is some more advice to help you decide which personal injury solicitor covering Birkenhead to use.

Personal injury lawyer reviews and ratings

If you have friends or family members who have used a solicitor to make a personal injury claim before, it may be worth asking them what they thought of the experience and whether or not they recommend you use that firm to represent you in your personal injury case.

Reading reviews of personal injury solicitors online is also a great way to see whether or not your solicitors previous clients were happy with the service they received and would recommend the firm to a friend in a similar situation. How do you find personal injury solicitors reviews online? Go to Google, Bing or your favourite search engine and type terms into the search bar like “road traffic accident claims solicitors”, “No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors”, and “medical negligence advice”.This should bring up reviews of legal firms and personal injury solicitors that cover the Wirral Metropolitan Borough and the surrounding areas.

As well as seeking online reviews, take the time to speak to an informed advisor from Legal Expert. After hearing about your personal injury case, they will be able to provide you with a No Win No Fee compensation specialist that has excellent experience handling personal injury claims like yours.

Does my solicitor have to be local?

Many people think that if they live in Birkenhead or the surrounding areas, they will have to use a solicitor based in this country. In fact, you can actually use a solicitor based anywhere in Great Britain that covers your area. At Legal Expert, we will prioritise providing you with a solicitor that has experience winning personal injury claims that are similar to yours over their location. This means that whilst our offices are not based in this area, we can still provide you with a solicitor to handle your claim.

In this case, your solicitor will consult and communicate with you over a variety of different communication channels which are convenient to both you and them. Of course,, if you seek damages for an injury suffered, you will need to see a doctor in person for a medical assessment. Your solicitor or lawyer will then use this to determine how much your personal injury claim is worth. Legal Expert will arrange for you to have your medical assessment done locally at a convenient time for you. But this is something that our personal injury solicitors in the Birkenhead area can guide you on.

What claims do our personal injury lawyers handle?

Clients are often curious to know whether or not Legal Expert can provide them with solicitors for claims such as theirs. The answer is (in general) yes. If your injuries or illness were serious enough to warrant you taking at least three days off work, and if the circumstances which led to them fit the criteria we have discussed above, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Below are some examples of the types of injuries that we frequently help clients claim compensation for.

Claim for cases of industrial diseases

As we have already established, employers have a duty of care towards their employees whilst they are at work. This includes whilst in regular places of work or other places you need to visit to carry out your job. This responsibility also extends to contractors and agency workers. So if you have experienced an industrial disease because of negligence on the part of your employer or had an existing illness such as asthma worsened due to poor working conditions, you could be entitled to seek damages for the harm you have suffered, as well as the effect it has had upon you.

Examples of industrial disease claims that our personal injury lawyers cover include: asthma, asbestos exposure, skin diseases, latex allergies, industrial deafness, and siderosis, amongst others, so all Legal Expert today, to speak to us about making an industrial disease compensation claim and we will look into providing you with an excellent personal injury lawyer.

Claim for medical negligence or malpractice

Clinical negligence, also known as medical negligence or medical malpractice, is when a medical practitioner (such as a doctor, nurse or dentist) or medical institution delivers substandard care towards a patient, which results in the patient becoming ill, injured or which causes a medical condition to be worsened. It can include; a misdiagnosis of a condition, prescribing the wrong dosage of medicine, or in extreme cases, medical negligence could even include a situation such as a surgeon amputating the wrong limb in operation.

If you have suffered harm due to medical malpractice or negligent healthcare, we can help. Call Legal Expert today to talk to our team about the medical malpractice you (or your next of kin) experienced and helpful legal advice. If you have legitimate grounds to make a claim, we will provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your clinical negligence claim. For more medical negligence claims advice, see our online guide about working with personal injury solicitors for Birkenhead today.

Claim for an accident at work

According to the Health and Safety Act of 1974, your employer has a duty of care towards you and other employees whilst you are at work. This means if you are injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of an employer, they could be held liable for your injuries and have to pay you compensation. Call Legal Expert today to find a personal injury lawyer to represent you in your claim for compensation after an accident at work. In the meantime, have a look at the table below for the most likely compensation figures for your particular injury.

InjurySeverityCompensation Notes
Brain injuryVery severe£282,010 to £403,990The award bracket is given as an estimate for victims who have suffered severe brain damage and are unresponsive. In what is referred to as a vegetable state.
Brain injuryModerately severe£219,070 to £282,010Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.
Brain injuryLess severe£15,320 to £43,060Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.
Eye InjuryTotal blindnessIn the region of £268,720Total blindness
Eye InjuryLoss of sight in one eye£49,270 to £54,830This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.
Eye InjuryMinor£3,950 to £8,730Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.
Arm InjuryLoss of both arms£240,790 to £300,000Amputation of both full arms will receive the maximum award here. This compensation range also covers the amputation of one arm, or whether the amputation is to be the full or part of the arm. The restrictions this will have in the future are also taken into consideration.
Arm InjuryPermanent and substantial disablement£39,170 to £59,860If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.
Arm InjuryLess severe£19,200 to £39,170This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.
Leg InjuryLoss of both legs£240,790 to £282,010Amputation of both or one leg will warrant this amount of compensation to be awarded. It will also be taken in to consideration if the leg is amputated above or below the knee.
Leg InjuryLess seriousUp to £27,760Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.
Neck InjurySevereUp to £148,330Neck injuries can be very severe causing problems with movement in different areas of the body. An injury to the neck can cause pain in this area for a lengthy time.
Neck InjuryModerateUp to £38,490Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.
Neck InjuryMinorUp to £7,890These amounts of compensation are roughly the brackets for whiplash depending on how long it lasts, how painful it is and the long term prognosis.
Hand InjuryLoss of both hands£140,660 to £201,490This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.
Hand InjurySerious£29,000 to £61,910Likely to have seen a reduction in capacity by 50 per cent. Several fingers may have been amputated and re-joined, leaving a clawed or unsightly hand.
Elbow InjurySeverely disabling£39,170 to £54,830Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.
Elbow InjuryModerate or minorUp to £12,590Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.
Wrist InjurySevere£47,620 to £59,860No wrist function at all.
Back InjurySevere£38,780 to £69,730Severe back injuries to the upper or lower part of the back, maybe causing paralysis or any issues relating to the organs within the lower part of the body.
Back InjuryMinorUp to £12,510Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.
Back InjuryModerate£12,510 to £27,760This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Severe£59,860 to £100,670Debilitating symptoms, impacting work life, social life, and relationships with family and friends. Prognosis for recovery is likely to be poor, with symptoms having some permanency.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Less severe£3,950 to £8,180Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.
Face Injury - ScarringVery severe£29,780 to £97,330Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.
Face Injury - ScarringLess severe£17,960 to £48,420These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
Face Injury - ScarringLess significant£3,950 to £13,740Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.
Knee InjurySevere£26,190 to £43,460Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
Knee InjuryModerateUp to £26,190Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.
Shoulder InjurySerious£12,770 to £19,200Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.
Shoulder InjuryModerate£7,890 to £12,770Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.
Shoulder InjuryMinorUp to £7,890Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.

Liverpool area accident at work statistics

This table collated statistics for accidents in the workplace as reported across the wider Liverpool Local Authority Area. These statistics cover a three year period from 2011/2012 through to 2013/2014. This helps when considering how to claim.

Types of accidents at work in the Liverpool area as reported under the RIDAGGR2011/122012/132013/14
Cause not defined1009594
Electric shock injuries (such as burns)671
Those caused by machinery181816
Exposure to an explosion001
Exposure to fire (such as burns or smoke inhalation)114
Exposure to a harmful substance (chemicals such as perchlorate)1536
Falling from a height685056
Animal related (bites and scratches or more serious)672
Manual lifting and handling accidents242129168
Physical assaults in the workplace853553
Slips, trips, and falls on the same level296210233
Struck against312119
Hit by a vehicle201311
Hit by an object886684
Trapped by something collapsing242

Claim for injuries from a slip & fall

Slips and falls are a commonly occurring type of accident, so as you can imagine, we frequently help clients claim for them at Legal Expert. Whilst many slip and fall claims are minor, some result in injuries such as serious sprains or even broken or fractured bones. Are you a resident of Birkenhead who has been injured in a slip and fall accident that was not your fault? Your fall could have happened whilst in the workplace, in the street, or on private property. As long as someone else was liable to ensure your safety, you could be able to claim damages for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today to find the best personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Claim for a very serious injury

Have you been involved in a serious accident, which resulted in you suffering a serious or life-changing injury? This could include an accident that resulted in you becoming permanently disabled or experiencing a substantially reduced quality of life. Serious injury compensation claims often result in the victim being paid large sums of money in compensation. In general, this is to help the victim get all the treatment or care they may now need. So if you think you are entitled to claim compensation for a serious injury, call Legal Expert today to find the best personal injury solicitors in the Birkenhead area to handle your claim.

Road traffic accident & car crash claims

Whether in a car, bus, lorry or on a motorbike, drivers have a legal duty of care towards other road users. So if you were injured in a road traffic accident in Birkenhead that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries you suffered. Do you need to make a car crash claim, lorry accident claim, motorcycle accident claim or any other road traffic accident personal injury claim? Legal Expert can provide you with an excellent road traffic accident claims solicitor who will fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed for your injuries.

You can find out more about claiming injuries sustained in a car crash or an accident involving any other vehicle in this guide.

Casualties from car crashes and RTA’s in Birkenhead and Liverpool

In this table, we have included statistics for the number of people who sustained serious injuries or were killed on the roads in these years. You can see trends in individual types of vehicle injury and the overall trend.

 201520162017
Pedestrians838
Cyclists100
Motorcyclists110
Car passengers026
Others000
Total10614

What is a No Win No Fee personal injury claim?

At Legal Expert, we offer all of our clients the option of hiring a No Win No Fee solicitor. How do no win no fee solicitors work? A specialist No Win No Fee compensation solicitor will take on your case without charging you an upfront or ongoing fee. Instead, they will offer you a conditional fee agreement (CFA), which means that you will only pay your solicitors fees if and when you win your claim.

In the unlikely event that you do not win your personal injury claim, you will not have to pay any compensation. This means you are not risking going out of pocket, making using a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor the less stressful option for many. Also, because your solicitor’s fees will be deducted out of the compensation package that you are awarded, you will not have to worry about finding the funds to pay an upfront fee, making a No Win No Fee option more affordable for many of our clients. See our online guide today to learn more about how No Win No Fee solicitors work and more benefits of making a no win no fee compensation claim.

Is No Win No Fee really free?

Many clients ask us, “How do No Win No Fee solicitors work?” and “Is No Win No Fee really free?” To clarify, if you use a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor, you will not have to give your solicitor any money upfront or pay any ongoing fees during the case. You will, however be required to pay your fees when you win your case. The only time a No Win No Fee solicitor would be “free” is in the unfortunate and unlikely case that you don’t win your compensation claim because you are only charged your fees if you win. Of course, it is in everyone’s interest that you win your claim, so Legal Expert will only take on a personal injury claim that we know that we can win. Read on for more information about how to claim.

Where to find more information

If you are a resident of Birkenhead or the surrounding area who has been injured or made ill by an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether you wish to make a car crash claim and need finding road traffic accident claims solicitors to handle your claim, or you were harmed due to clinical negligence and need medical negligence advice and the best personal injury lawyers to handle your claim, Legal Expert can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your compensation claim.

Many of the personal injury lawyers that we provide have up to three decades of experience practising personal injury law. What’s more, our personal injury compensation specialist solicitors will fight relentlessly to ensure that you are awarded the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. Use the details below to contact us for your free personal injury claims consultation and to find the best personal injury solicitor who can represent claimants in the Birkenhead area to represent your claim.

Speak to us today

Don’t delay. Call Legal Expert today to make your claim for compensation by using our personal injury solicitors covering Birkenhead. Alternatively, use our online claims form, or send an email to info@legalexpert.co.uk, and we will contact you at a time that is convenient for you.

Helpful contact information for this area

If you have been injured or made ill by an accident that is not your fault, these organisations may be able to assist you.

Local road safety
Information about road safety concerning the public from Wirral Council.

Birkenhead Crown Court
76 Hamilton Street
Birkenhead
CH41 5EN
Tel: 0151 666 5800
Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/birkenhead-county-court-and-family-court

Birkenhead Police Station
Mortimer Street,
Birkenhead,
CH41 5EU
Tel: In a non-emergency call 101
Web: www.merseyside.police.uk/contact-us/your-local-police-stations/wirral
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 08.00hrs-22.00hrs | Sunday 08.00hrs-17.00hrs

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WUTH)
Arrowe Park Hospital,
Arrowe Park Road,
Birkenhead,
Wirral,
CH49 5PE
Tel: 0151 678 5111
Web: www.wuth.nhs.uk
Opening hours: 24 hours a day

Legal Expert Accident Claims Guides

We have a range of online guides for making accident compensation claims. Below are just a few of our guides. Please see our search bar above for more options.

A Guide To No Win No Fee Solicitors
More information about hiring a No Win No Fee compensation specialist solicitor with Legal Expert.

Slip, Trip and Fall Solicitors
How to find the right solicitor to make your slip, trip, or fall solicitor.

Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims
A guide to making a hospital claim for medical negligence.

Birkenhead Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

You would have a maximum window of opportunity that lasts three years after the accident.

Are there any exceptions to this rule?

Yes, the exceptions would be for any historical sexual abuse crime claims.

So, when could I begin my claim?

You can take legal action as soon as you are ready to do so.

When will I receive my first compensation offer?

The first offer comes once the defendant accepts liability and begins to negotiate a settlement with your solicitor.

Do I have to accept this first offer?

No. In fact, we recommend that you turn it down because you’re probably going to receive a higher offer later on.

What happens if I turn down an offer?

You couldn’t decide to accept the same offer further down the line.

Could I present a counter-offer?

Yes, though you need to justify why your counter-offer is of a particular value.

When do I actually receive the compensation payout itself?

This comes within 28 days of you agreeing upon your settlement with the defendant.

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