Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.

How were you injured?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

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Can I claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person 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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.

If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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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.

Aberdare road accident claims

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Aberdare, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we're here to help. Our guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Aberdare

In Rhondda Cynon Taff, there were 195 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

If you have suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you were injured while working as a personal trainer or a cleaner, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Aberdare work accidents?

Rhondda Cynon Taff work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined11%
Machinery related4%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)2%
Fall from height6%
Injured by an animal0%
Manual handling27%
Assault7%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Clinical negligence claims in Aberdare

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Aberdare, including NHS Grampian (Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Aberdare

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 have been injured on a public highway or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be entitled to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert personal injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious injury compensation

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

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

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 Aberdare 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:

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  • 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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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Aberdare?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in a public place or in a road accident we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Aberdare 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 personal recommendations can help you 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.

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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.

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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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor