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Kirkby Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 29th September 2021. Welcome to our Kirkby personal injury solicitors. If you’ve been involved in an accident in Kirkby and are looking for a personal injury solicitor to begin a compensation claim, then carry on reading. Legal Expert are personal injury experts who have helped many claimants over the years with all sorts of accident claims across the UK.

Injuries, where compensation may be due, can be caused by accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and any other type of accident where somebody else was to blame. This guide will explain how to begin the claims process and explain all about our No Win No Fee claims process.

Read on or call 0800 073 8804 if you’re ready to begin your claim straight away.

What is a personal injury claim?

In short, a personal injury claim is when you ask somebody else to compensate you financially for injuries and damages caused by them. It could be a personal injury claim at work or against the local council if you’ve tripped over a broken kerb, for instance.

Any personal injury claim needs to have been caused by somebody else’s mistake/negligence, lack of care or even recklessness. If this is the case, then there’s a good chance you could claim them.

How our specialist team can help you claim damages

Kirkby personal injury solicitors

Kirkby personal injury solicitors

Our panel of specialist injury solicitors can help you by firstly assessing your claim and making recommendations on the best course of action. Then the Kirkby personal injury solicitors can use their years of experience to prepare and present your compensation. Finally, they can help you further by offering a No Win No Fee service, which means you won’t need to pay out anything upfront to begin your case.

What is my right to claim compensation?

Any solicitor dealing with compensation claims in Kirkby (or anywhere in the UK) needs to be able to demonstrate several points before they can proceed:

  • Firstly, it needs to be shown that the defendant (the other person involved) owed you some duty of care.
  • Secondly, we need to show that they breached that duty of care in some way (lack of training, lack of maintenance, lack of care, not following procedures etc.)
  • Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it needs to be shown that you were injured purely because of that breach in the duty of care.

If all of the above can be shown, then there’s a good chance that a compensation claim could be lodged for your accident in Kirkby. We understand that you’re not specialists in legal matters, but we are, so if you’re unsure if you can prove the above, then please give us a call, and we’ll discuss your case as part of a free consultation.

Five things you should consider when comparing solicitors services

Choosing anything is difficult these days with so much information available on the Internet. Choosing the right personal injury solicitor is just as difficult, so what should you do to try and pick the best one to help with your claim?

Well, firstly, don’t worry about their location as any solicitor can help with accident claims in Kirkby (which we’ll explain fully later).

Next, try to choose Kirkby personal injury solicitors that offer a No Win No Fee service otherwise, you’ll spend the whole time worrying about how much it’s going to cost you and could end up with a large legal bill even if you don’t win compensation.

Try to identify how experienced the solicitor is. Don’t just check they are a registered solicitor; look for evidence online (and from recommendations) of how many claims they’ve been successful in and how long they’ve been trading.

Finally, it’s really important, we believe, to choose a specialist personal injury lawyer over a normal family or another solicitor as personal injury claims are a specialist branch of the legal scene and require dedicated knowledge of what’s need (and what’s not) to make a successful claim.

Remember, the solicitor you choose will have a big impact on your life, as in some cases, the compensation they seek is to help you recover and support your life moving forward. Hence, it’s essential to choose the one that gives you the best chance of success.

Read reviews of solicitors covering the Kirkby area

With the last paragraph in mind, a good place to start when researching your choice of a personal injury solicitor in either Kirkby or elsewhere is their reviews. Previous clients will take to review websites or provide testimonials to show how happy, or not, they are with the solicitor you’re considering.

Take a look at the reviews, consider the success, satisfaction, and customer service levels, and read through the comments fully to see if the previous clients would recommend the solicitor or lawyer’s firm.

Your solicitor can be based anywhere in Great Britain

As mentioned elsewhere in this guide, there is a common misconception that if you’re claiming an accident in Kirkby, you need a solicitor based in Kirkby to make your claim. This isn’t the case, and the truth is you can use any personal injury solicitors covering Kirkby to begin and make your claim.

Thinking about it logically, all contact between a solicitor and their client is done mainly via email and telephone (and sometimes letters sent via the post), so their office location is irrelevant.

That said, here at Legal Expert, we do have local medical centres to ensure that when you’re required to attend a medical assessment, then you don’t need to travel very far at all.

Listed below are a sample of the medical specialists on our panel in Kirkby and the surrounding area that we’ll use in any accidents in Kirkby.

Medical Expert in Kirkby and surrounding areaAddressTownPostcode
Hafiz Rehman 72 Rodney StreetLiverpoolL1 9AF
Stephen Grant
Charlesworth-Jones
88 Rodney StreetLiverpoolL1 9AR
Andrew Hubbert 47 Rodney Street LiverpoolL1 9EW
Emma Campbell73-75 Rodney StreetLiverpoolL1 9EX
Huma Afzal Fir Tree Medical Centre,
Fir Tree Drive South
LiverpoolL12 0JE
Suzanne Fletcher Physio Liverpool,
480 Prescot Road, Old
Swan
LiverpoolL13 3DB

Accidents and injury claims we can help you to claim compensation for

Legal Expert can help with personal injury where somebody else was to blame but do see some accidents more commonly than others. Below is a sample of the more common claims we deal with:

Your right to make an industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims are sometimes complex because they may have been caused many years before the claim comes to the table. This is simply because the claimant has only just been diagnosed by a doctor and had been living with the symptoms without realising, or they had been getting worse over a long period.

Types of industrial injuries and diseases common include Tinnitus, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Vibration White Finger, Industrial Deafness and Industrial Asthma.

If you believe that you’ve been diagnosed with an industrial disease that was caused by your employer, no matter how long ago, and have been diagnosed by a doctor within the last three years, then please get in touch today. We’ll help to assess your chances of a successful compensation claim.

Your right to make a medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims or clinical malpractice can be both upsetting and complex at the same time. After all, if you’ve attended a medical centre of some sort for treatment, you certainly wouldn’t have expected to be further injured while receiving treatment for something else.

A medical negligence claim can be made against the NHS local health authority for a private healthcare provider when you’re made ill or injured by a doctor, nurse, dentist, surgeon or carer and can be while receiving treatment as well as cosmetic surgery.

Your right to make a trip or fall injury claim

A slip or trip which leads to a fall and subsequent injuries can be simply a mistake on your part which would mean no chance of compensation. Still, if it was caused by somebody else, then you could make a compensation claim against the company or authority responsible for the land or building where the trip occurred. Our personal injury solicitors for Kirkby can advise you on how to claim online for such accidents.

Common reasons why somebody else may have been responsible for your accident can include:

  • Damaged handrails or supports for climbing stairs.
  • Wet, slippery or polished floors with no warning signs in place.
  • Broken kerbs damaged paving stones or potholes in the street or other public places.

As long as it is reasonable to expect that you should’ve been in the area where the accident happened, and the owner of the land is deemed to be responsible, then Legal Expert can claim on your behalf.

Your right to make a serious injury claim

Serious accidents in Kirkby can lead to complex injuries and compensation claims, but what deems an injury serious? Our guide to serious and complex injuries explains it in more detail, but in general, if an injury is life-changing in any way, then it could be deemed serious.

Serious injuries can happen with any accident, such as serious road traffic accidents, serious trips and fall and serious accidents at work and result in amputation of limbs, spinal damage, brain damage and even death in very serious accidents. Check out the table below for potential settlements for injuries of varying severity levels.

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.

If you believe you’ve got a claim for a serious injury claim, then please give us a call today.

Your right to make a personal injury claim at work

You may not be aware, but if you have an accident at work, then you can claim against your employer if they’ve breached their duty of care towards you.

This could be because they’ve provided inadequate training, poor or no safety equipment or not maintained equipment properly. Under the Health and Safety Executive’s rules, all staff are protected from breaches of guidelines, and claims can be made against employers without any disciplinary consequences. Please speak to the Kirkby personal injury solicitors that we work on how to claim.

Kirkby local area authority recorded workplace accidents

The following table shows all of the accidents at work in Knowsley Local Authority (which includes Kirkby accidents at work) over three years:

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You’ll notice that heavy lifting and manual handling injuries are quite common, which should be taught by employers and can lead to a claim if it’s not.

Your right to claim compensation for a car or road traffic accident

Road traffic accidents in Kirkby can be claimed if you’re a passenger, driver, or pedestrian injured because of another driver’s negligence (including criminal acts like drunk driving or careless driving). This includes the likes of whiplash.

You should try to obtain the details of the other driver, witness details, dashcam footage and photograph the scene for your evidence as well.

How many people are seriously injured or die in RTA’s in this area?

The following table shows the number of serious or fatal injuries in the Knowsley area over the past three years:

 201520162017
Pedestrian151512
Cyclists752
Motorcyclists102014
Car occupants133217
Others222
Annual total477447

Knowsley is the local authority whose report includes the Kirkby area accidents. Legal Expert can help with personal injury claims for car collisions in Kirkby as well as other areas.

No Win No Fee personal injury claims

No Win No Fee solicitors operate in the same way as solicitors who charge by the hour, and the services offered are the same. Still, you don’t need to pay anything upfront or by the hour and, if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t need to pay the Kirkby personal injury solicitors anything at all for their services.

What do I need to pay my solicitor and when?

With a No Win No Fee agreement, you’ll be told what percentage of your compensation will be retained by the solicitor if they win your case. This is agreed upon upfront and won’t change. You don’t pay anything upfront, and you don’t pay anything if you don’t receive compensation.

If you do win then, the solicitor retains their agreed percentage and then sends the rest to you, which means you never actually have to send the solicitor any money yourself.

How to find out more before making your claim

If you still need more information about making a claim, then look around our website as we have numerous, more specific guides that will probably give you the answers you need. However, if you don’t know what step to take next, please get in touch with one of our experts as you must get the right information from a trusted source.

Talk to us today

If you’re now ready to begin your personal injury claim and have chosen Legal Expert to do so, then there are several ways to contact us:

However, you choose to contact us, one of our personal injury solicitors for Kirkby will offer a free, no-obligation, initial consultation to begin understanding how your injury was caused and assess the likelihood of a successful compensation claim.

How to get help in Kirkby after an accident

Following an accident in Kirkby, there are several establishments, other than Legal Expert, that you may need to contact. We’ve listed some below:

Kirkby Police Station
St Chads Drive
Kirkby
Liverpool
L32 8RF
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm
Web:www.merseyside.police.uk/local-policing/knowsley/knowsley-community-police-team/

Liverpool Crown Court
The Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts
Derby Square
Liverpool
L2 1XA
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Telephone: 0151 473 7373
Web:https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/liverpool-crown-court

Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 525 580
Web: http://www.aintreehospital.nhs.uk

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Kirkby Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

When must I begin my claim by?

The personal injury claims time limit is three years after the accident happens or the date of knowledge.

What is the date of knowledge?

This is the date you learn of your injuries from an accident; this could be years after the incident happens.

Are there exceptions to the 3-year limit?

Yes, as the rules differ when it comes to claims for historical sexual abuse crimes.

What is the time limit for sexual abuse claims?

This is two years after you report the incident to the police. However, that could also be a long time after the situation takes place.

Do I need to win the claim during the time limit?

No, you need to begin the claims process during the 3-year window.

What is a Letter Of Claim?

This puts your intention to claim against the defendant in writing.

Who is the defendant?

The defendant is the organisation or person that you’re making your claim against.

And what happens after the Letter Of Claim?

If the defendant refuses to admit liability within 28 days, then the claims process will officially begin.

Thank you for reading our Kirkby personal injury solicitors guide.

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