A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Flintshire or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury 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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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a Flintshire personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Flintshire

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Flintshire

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from construction workers to fisheries officers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Flintshire local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Flintshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury241116
Fire related (e.g. scars)410
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1074
Fall from height231920
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)120
Manual handling1195076
Physical assault15617
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)988382
Struck against191411
Struck by moving vehicle777
Struck by object443428
Trapped by something collapsing141

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Flintshire

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.

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Slips and trips

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.

Industrial disease

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

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Serious injury experts acting in Flintshire

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on an injured claimant and their dependants. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury puts on an injured claimant, compensation allows claimants to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious include dioxin poisoning and brain injuries.

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Flintshire 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 Flintshire and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Flintshire, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

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.

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.

What issues to consider when picking the best personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

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.

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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.

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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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