A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Colwyn Bay or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Colwyn Bay or slip or trip, proving a claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Colwyn Bay

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Colwyn Bay are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 332 accidents (266 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Conwy local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 393.

Quittance's network of accredited solicitors are experienced in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Colwyn Bay.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Colwyn Bay

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from lathe operators to clinical microbiologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures for the Conwy local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Conwy Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock400
Machinery related injury030
Exposed to fire100
Exposure to harmful substance120
Fall from height (ladder)12517
Injured by an animal012
Lifting and handling injuries462926
Physical assault465
Slip, trip, fall same level424533
Struck against464
Hit by vehicle223
Hit by falling object18124

See: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Conwy. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips having happened on Conway Rd.

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

Damages will lessen the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our panel of expert law firms engage with insurance providers, medical practitioners and the Courts to make sure people affected by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious include bowel cancer, deep vein thrombosis and spinal cord damage.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Colwyn Bay

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, you can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Colwyn Bay No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Colwyn Bay and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Colwyn Bay, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Colwyn Bay?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that helps injured people in Colwyn Bay, Conwy and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Conwy get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and building site accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Colwyn Bay?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for minor eye injuries could vary between ?3,190 and ?7,040 (based on 2015 market research).

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Colwyn Bay?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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