Have you been 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 hundreds of people in Gwynedd and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Gwynedd

Road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Gwynedd's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision on Gwynedd's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, Quittance's guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Gwynedd

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a farmer injured on a farm or nurse injured in a hospital, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Gwynedd 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, Gwynedd 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 Gwynedd 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

Why Quittance?

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

How much experience do the 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.

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.

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.

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

What are the road accident statistics 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.

Work accident statistics in Gwynedd

The most up to date 2019 work injury information for the Gwynedd Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Gwynedd Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined29
Electrocution2
Contact with machinery7
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)1
Fall from height11
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Manual handling43
Assault6
Slip, trip, fall same level48
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object29
Trapped underneath something1

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.

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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