A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Rhyl or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

In order to win a Rhyl personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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.

In all cases, a free phone call with a specialist lawyer will give answers and advice.

Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Rhyl

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Rhyl are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 323 accidents (272 slight accidents, 45 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Denbighshire local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 311. Accidents in Rhyl in 2013 included crashes on the one way street of the A525 and A548 junction and on the single carriageway of the A548 and B5118 roundabout.

Our panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving maximum awards for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Rhyl.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Rhyl

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for injured claimants, from metal workers to petroleum engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the Rhyl local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Denbighshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock020
Machinery related762
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)201
Fall from height1078
Animal related300
Lifting and handling injuries502627
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)583428
Struck against1272
Struck by moving vehicle113
Struck by object18107

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Denbighshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on potholes are also quite common with slips having happened on Victoria Rd West and on Ffordd Talargoch.

Medical and clinical negligence in Rhyl

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want answers instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury experts handling claims in Rhyl

Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family.

A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors correspond with insurers and medical providers to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Rhyl 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 Rhyl and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Rhyl, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Rhyl?

We are a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Rhyl, Denbighshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Denbighshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Guidance for those seeking a personal injury solicitor

Instructing a suitable lawyer to assist you is the most important step towards receiving the highest compensation award.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Rhyl (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), what is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate company for your specific circumstances?

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is less critical as cases are conducted by phone and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Rhyl as claimants will usually have to go to a medical examination.

More on - Do you have a medical centre in or near Rhyl?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could vary between ?31,625 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

Look into Rhyl solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Reviews can be helpful when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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.

Read more
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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