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Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

How did your injury occur?

Starting a personal injury claim is not complicated, but the process will differ depending on how and where you were injured.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation. Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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.

Road accident claims in Flintshire

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Flintshire are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 221 road accidents in Flintshire in 2021; 138 slight accidents, 80 accidents and 3 fatalities. 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.

If you have been injured on Flintshire's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:

  • As driver or passenger
  • On a motorbike or bicycle
  • As a pedestrian
  • On public transport

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or were hurt as a pedestrian, our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Flintshire work injury claims

Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 167 non-fatal work accidents in Flintshire in 2021 (121 led to 7+ days off work).

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

By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a miner or a motorcycle courier, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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How common are Flintshire work accidents?

Work accidents in Flintshire (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other13%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related injury5%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0%
Manual handling25%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)27%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Flintshire medical negligence claims

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 affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Flintshire, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd).

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Flintshire public place accident claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether you have been injured at an amusement park or in a nightclub, and a third party was responsible, you could be able to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Flintshire and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Flintshire?

Whether you live in Flintshire, Wales, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred whilst doing your job, in a car accident or in a public place we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

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

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor