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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured claimants in Flintshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or where the injury occurred.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Road accident claims in Flintshire

Road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Flintshire's roads as the result of another party's actions.

No matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Flintshire

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official statistics show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Wales and the UK as a whole. They are quite often lead to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as facial scarring sustained on pavement ice are also common with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for closure instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, to make a formal complaint against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

More about Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by colophony.

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Flintshire 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, Flintshire 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 Flintshire 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

Talk to the experts

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Flintshire?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Flintshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Flintshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

Flintshire personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

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Will I need to choose a local Flintshire solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More - Do you have a local medical centre?

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms is surprising.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £36,755 for serious hand injuries could conceivably vary from £22,053 to £31,242.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

What are the road accident statistics in Flintshire

Our network of knowledgeable no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best general and special damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Flintshire.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Flintshire are not uncommon with statistics showing a total of 523 accidents (452 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Flintshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 392. Accidents in the Flintshire area in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A55 and A5026 slip road and on the slip road of the A55 and A5119 roundabout.

Flintshire work accident statistics

The latest 2019 injury and illness statistics in the Flintshire Local Authority (2013/14) was available under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Flintshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other41
Electrocution1
Machinery related injury16
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)4
Fall from height20
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Manual handling76
Physical assault17
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)82
Struck against11
Struck by moving vehicle7
Struck by object28
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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