Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Rhyl, Denbighshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

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.

Are there any exceptions?

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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

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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Rhyl road accident claims

Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt on Rhyl's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

No matter if 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Rhyl

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a tractor driver injured on a farm or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

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

Industrial disease claims

Rhyl 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, Rhyl 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 Rhyl, Denbighshire 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

Advice and help

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

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.

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.

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).

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

What are the road accident statistics in Rhyl

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.

The 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.

Rhyl work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident stats for the Denbighshire Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Denbighshire Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Undefined12
Electric shock0
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1
Fall from height8
Animal related0
Lifting and handling injuries27
Assault15
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)28
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object7

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.

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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