A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Gwynedd or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Gwynedd personal injury case, your lawyer must prove 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.

Help for injured people looking for an injury lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement.

With some 48 offices within 25 miles of Gwynedd, how do you make certain you instruct the most appropriate firm to work with?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Gwynedd?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

Look into Gwynedd personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

See Solicitor reviews

The variation in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £15,665 for displaced metatarsal fractures could conceivably vary from £9,399 to £13,315.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Injury compensation cases Quittance conducts in Gwynedd

Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to dioxin poisoning.

Serious injury specialists serving Gwynedd

We understand the critical change a successful claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By relieving the financial stress serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a claim helps Claimants to focus on recovery.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded data show that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Wales workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being struck by machinery, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Gwynedd local authority) litigation for injuries like fractured wrists happening on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Minffordd and on Bank Place.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from building site contractors to environmental health officers, to claim compensation. Work injury information for the Gwynedd local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Gwynedd Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery427
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)031
Fall from height231711
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)011
Manual handling735343
Slip, trip, fall same level625448
Struck against1356
Struck by moving vehicle143
Struck by object301429
Trapped underneath something001

Road accidents in Gwynedd

Quittance's network of knowledgeable litigators have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Gwynedd.

Accidents involving vehicles in Gwynedd are common with statistics showing a total of 385 accidents (316 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gwynedd local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 363.

Clinical negligence in Gwynedd

Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is when an injury or illness is connected to a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. Quittance's select panel of injury lawyers acting for Gwynedd have helped Claimants with clinical negligence legal cases filed against health services that include Ysbyty Alltwen, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9AQ.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after claims in Gwynedd

When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs. If you succeed in your claim, the fees for your solicitor are covered by the Defendant.

The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are no hidden fees. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. The right information helps you to make the right decision for your future.

Get answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.

Get started

Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to get your injury claim underway, alternatively you can begin a claim online here.

If you have further questions or would like more detail about the process first, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.