A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Denbighshire or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

In the majority of cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Denbighshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of trained injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the highest awards for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Denbighshire.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Denbighshire are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 323 accidents (272 slight accidents, 45 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Denbighshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 311.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Denbighshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from electricians to dramatherapists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident figures for the Denbighshire local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Denbighshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock020
Machinery related762
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)201
Fall from height1078
Animal related300
Lifting and handling injuries502627
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)583428
Struck against1272
Struck by moving vehicle113
Struck by object18107

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Denbighshire

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, you can contact Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury lawyers in Denbighshire

The effect a serious injury has is recognised by solicitors and insurers when working out compensation. Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured person so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms communicate with insurance providers and the Courts to make sure people impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by grain.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Wales. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like facial scarring sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with street trips having happened on Siop-y-Fro and on Maes Caenog.

Denbighshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Denbighshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Denbighshire, from short-term injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Denbighshire?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Denbighshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Denbighshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to ladder accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and 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.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the right lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Denbighshire - how do you make certain you choose the best solicitors' practice to work with?

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Denbighshire?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Are Denbighshire claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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