Accident Claims

Accident Claims

Accident Claims

E. Rex Makin & Co has been at the forefront in fighting for the maximum compensation for clients who have suffered personal injuries for more than 60 years.

Our experience is matched with our knowledge of the most up to date legislation and our personal injury department acts independently and with the needs of our clients in mind.

We are one of a small handful of law firms in Merseyside that is independently accredited by APIL: The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, an independent organisation dedicated to the rights of injured people, to ensure that the skills, knowledge, training and processes of our team are bang up to date.

We are also independent from insurers and claims management companies. For the client that means that you get truly independent and impartial advice and that we are resolutely determined to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our highly experienced team handles all types of injuries ranging from whiplash to catastrophic brain and spinal damage where the damages awarded amount to millions of pounds.

We will discuss all funding options with you at the outset of your case and select the most appropriate for you.

There are three possible ways to fund a case without cost for further information on funding and fees click here.

We deal with all types of personal injury claim including the following:

Road Traffic Accidents

Whether you were a driver or a passenger or a cyclist or a pedestrian, if you have been injured in an accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, we can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to.

Maybe the other driver’s insurers have already called you. Maybe they have already made you an offer. Don’t be fooled – insurers do not care about you and if they can buy your claim off on the cheap before you see a solicitor, they will.

So don’t accept just any old offer.

If you would like to talk to an expert in our road traffic accident team, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Workplace Accidents

We all go to work for the job satisfaction and for the pay. Sometimes it’s more one than the other. But no-one goes to work expecting to be hurt.

We are experts in dealing with accident at work claims. So, if you have been injured whilst at work, we can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to receive.

If you would like to talk to someone in our accident at work team, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and we undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Serious and Catastrophic Injuries

We are experts in dealing with serious injury claims. We regularly deal with cases involving amputation, brain injury and paralysis.

If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury, then you may feel all at sea, with little or no income and a need for ongoing care, treatment and devices to help you manage your ordinary daily routine.

We can arrange for you to be seen quickly by appropriate medical specialists. We can secure interim payments where there is an admission of liability. Interim payments allow aids to be bought and adaptations to be paid for. They also allow us to engage the appropriate medical specialists privately, so that care and treatment plans to help speed recovery and to help manage the present and the future can be put in place.

If you would like to talk to an expert in our serious injury team, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Accidents in the street and in other public places

Have you been hurt whilst out and about?

Maybe you tripped on a broken and raised paving stone? Or you slipped on a spill left on the floor in a bar or restaurant? If you have been hurt in the street or a public place, such as a shop, or a restaurant, or a bar, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to.

However you were hurt, contact us. We are experts in dealing with slipping and tripping injuries sustained whilst out and about.

If you would like to talk to someone in our public place accident team, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Assaults and Criminal Injuries

If you have been the victim of an assault, then we can help you to obtain compensation that you deserve.

Sometimes, we can sue the person who hurt you directly if they have insurance that will cover the claim, or property that can be sold to cover your compensation.

If the person who assaulted you was at work at the time of the assault, then we may be able to sue his employer who will be insured.

Even if there is no-one with any money or insurance who can be sued, we can still help you secure compensation by applying to the government Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

We are experts in dealing with Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme claims and have recently secured one claimant the maximum government award of £500,000.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

If you would like to talk to someone in our Criminal Injuries team call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

Physical and Sexual Abuse Claims

We are experts in dealing with abuse claims.

If you have been the victim of physical or sexual abuse then we can help you recover compensation. We regularly act for clients who have been abused, sometimes by teachers and care workers, parents or clergy. We cannot be shocked and we will listen to you sympathetically. And, it doesn’t matter if the abuse happened many years ago, or more recently.

If you would like to explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation, then please call 0151 709 4491 for a confidential discussion, or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t pressurise you into making a claim if you don’t want to and we won’t make any up front charge to you as we undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Holiday Accident Claims

When we go on holiday, the most we expect to bring back with us is a few souvenirs, happy memories and a tan.

If you have come back from holiday with food poisoning, or a plaster cast or worse, following an accident whilst on holiday abroad, or your holiday hotel was the pits and not the palace you expected from the brochure, then we can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to.

If you would like to talk to someone in our Holiday Claims team, telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Sports injury claims

When you play sports, you accept that you might pick up an injury.

But if the other team played the man and not the ball, and you were the victim of a foul or an illegal move, or the equipment you hired or were provided with failed, or the referee made an error of judgment and you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

We are experts in dealing with sports injury claims. We don’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

If you would like to talk to someone in our Sports Injuries team, call 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.

We won’t make any up front charge and undertake all of our work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Protecting your compensation

Depending on the type of matter and the value of your award we may advise you whether or not a Personal Injury Trust is necessary to protect your compensation.  If it is necessary we can arrange this for you.

If you are in receipt of means tested benefits a financial assessment will be carried out upon receipt of compensation which may impact upon your eligibility to receive benefits. You may not currently be in receipt of means tested benefits but as nobody knows what the future holds preparing for all eventualities is advisable.

A Personal Injury Trust allows you to put your compensation and any other insurance payment into a Personal Injury Trust so that the value of the fund cannot be taken into account for means tested benefits or in certain circumstances local authority assessments in relation to care home fees or other local authority funded assistance. In placing your award into a Trust you are able to enjoy your compensation without it negatively impacting upon your financial circumstances.

If you would like to talk to an expert about protecting your compensation, telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact them by email.

Group Compensation Claims

Being injured or suffering a bereavement in a major accident or by an act of negligence can be an intensely traumatic experience. It is crucial to choose a legal firm with proven expertise in cases involving groups of people. We can help you find out what happened, and ensure you and your fellow victims are fully and fairly compensated for your trauma.

We have been involved in a number of local and international cases that have resulted in compensation claims by groups of people over the last 60 years.

Group compensation claims can arise from a number of situations such as:

  • Passenger transport crashes
  • Use of defective drugs or medical devices
  • Ill health caused by working environments
  • Superbug claims (medical negligence)
  • Environmental exposure, e.g. chemical spillages
  • Food poisoning outbreaks
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Flooding

The Costs of a Group Claim

It is likely that your action will cost you nothing.  There are three possible ways to fund a case without cost:

  • We can represent you on the basis of a “No Win, No Fee” arrangement
  • Your building, contents or car insurance policy may have built-in legal expense insurance
  • Public funding may be available if you claim as part of a group of individuals who have been injured

We provide clear, straightforward advice and a professional, proactive service.  When needed, we will fight fearlessly to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.

If you would like to talk to an expert telephone 0151 709 4491 or click here to contact us by email.