Making a personal injury compensation claim

If either you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

What happened?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was 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. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

Read more:

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.

Rhyl road accident claims

Department of Transport data reveals there were 174 road accidents in Denbighshire in 2021 (112 slight accidents, 61 accidents and 1 fatal accidents). 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.

You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our specialist team can help. Our useful guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

Rhyl work injury claims

Denbighshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 90 non-fatal and 1 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 67 cases.

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a support worker or a vet, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Read more:

Claim work accident compensation

How common are Rhyl work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in DenbighshireReported Injuries
Undefined11%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related2%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1%
Fall from height8%
Animal related0%
Lifting and handling injuries26%
Assault14%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)27%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Struck by object7%

Rhyl medical negligence claims

When a patient 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Rhyl, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Rhyl public place injury claims

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were hurt at an amusement park or in a pub, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be able to claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

Read more:

Claim public place accident compensation

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Life-altering injuries are often referred to as serious or catastrophic injuries for the purposes of a compensation claim. Serious injuries include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

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.

Read more:

Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Rhyl 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

Have you helped many claimants in Rhyl?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Rhyl, Denbighshire and across the country.

Whether you have been injured in a supermarket or in a car collision we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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.

Rhyl solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor