A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Conwy or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your lawyer should explain how your case relates to these issues.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Conwy

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from dental nurses to classroom assistants, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics for the Conwy local authority made available under legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Conwy Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Conwy

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of best of breed injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the best awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Conwy.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Conwy are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 63 serious accidents and 266 slight accidents in 2013 in Conwy (Total events were 332 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 393. Incidents in Conwy in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A547 and A546 roundabout and on the slip road of the A55 and A547 junction.

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Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded figures indicate that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Wales and the UK. These types of accident are often lead to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on spillages are also common with falls having happened on Station Rd and on Maes-y-Castell.

Conwy serious injury claims

We recognise the vital change compensation makes to severely injured claimants. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped people claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from chronic pain to amputation.

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Clinical negligence in Conwy

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want closure as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, you can contact Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd.

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Conwy 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 Conwy and throughout the UK.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Conwy, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Conwy?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Conwy and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants across Conwy get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to select the best lawyer for you

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Are Conwy claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The diversity in fees between lawyers often surprises claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?21,075 for bronchitis might vary from ?12,645 to ?17,914.

Further reading Get a quote

Read Conwy personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to go with.

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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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