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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Colwyn Bay, Conwy and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or where the injury occurred.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Colwyn Bay road accident claims

Colwyn Bay drivers and other road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a crash on the motorway, or were involved in a motorbike accident, Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Colwyn Bay

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

Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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. The 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

Other types of claim

Colwyn Bay No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Colwyn Bay injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Colwyn Bay, Conwy and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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.

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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Your questions answered

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Colwyn Bay

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.

Work accident statistics in Colwyn Bay

The most recent 2019 work accident figures for the Conwy Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Conwy Local AuthorityReported Injuries
General23
Electric shock0
Machinery related injury0
Exposed to fire0
Exposure to harmful substance0
Fall from height (ladder)17
Injured by an animal2
Lifting and handling injuries26
Physical assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level33
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle3
Hit by falling object4

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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