A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Aberdare or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

The solicitor should look at how your claim will relate to the points.

What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Aberdare

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Aberdare are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 11 fatal accidents, 59 serious accidents and 574 slight accidents in 2013 in Rhondda Cynon Taf (Total events were 644 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 586.

Quittance's panel of litigators have decades of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Aberdare.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Aberdare

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from electricians to academic librarians, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related111013
Exposed to fire111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)637
Fall from height361117
Injured by an animal101
Manual handling1378484
Slip, trip, fall same level1399587
Struck against171711
Struck by moving vehicle1233
Struck by object443526
Trapped by something collapsing202

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other claims

Aberdare experts for serious injury compensation

The lasting impact of a serious injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating compensation. By reducing the financial stress a serious injury imposes on a claimant and their family, injury compensation allows individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held to be serious range from benzene poisoning to major surgical negligence.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Rhondda Cynon Taff workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place (Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Oxford St and on Fernhill.

Medical and clinical negligence in Aberdare

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure instead of financial damages. You can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, for example, to raise a complaint against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Aberdare No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Aberdare and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Aberdare, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Aberdare?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Rhondda Cynon Taf get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most suitable injury solicitor for your case is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

how can you ensure you select the ideal law firm to work with?

Aberdare solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by solicitors vary considerably.

Online reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

See - Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do I need to choose a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not critical as cases are usually handled by phone and email.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually need to go to an independent medical examination.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The diversity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?18,040 for moderate hearing loss could vary from ?10,824 to ?15,334.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

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.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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