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?

Updated: October 20, 2016

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.

Elligibility to make 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.

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.

Work accident claims in Gwynedd

Worker injured in accident

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
Undetermined272229
Electrocution012
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
Assault10176
Slip, trip, fall same level625448
Struck against1356
Struck by moving vehicle143
Struck by object301429
Trapped underneath something001

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Road traffic accident claims in Gwynedd

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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.

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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.

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Clinical negligence in Gwynedd

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, you can contact 1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot.

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Gwynedd No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Gwynedd and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Gwynedd, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected for their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Gwynedd?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Gwynedd and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Gwynedd seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

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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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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