A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Barry or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

In most cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Information and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Barry

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Barry are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 303 accidents (265 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Vale of Glamorgan local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 309.

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Barry.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Barry

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to architectural technologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work data for the Vale of Glamorgan local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Vale of Glamorgan Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified122917
Electric shock injury040
Contact with machinery333
Explosion related100
Exposed to fire012
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)501
Fall from height (ladder)121312
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)393
Lifting and carrying553438
Slip or trip454748
Struck against1042
Struck by moving vehicle202
Struck by object2089
Trapped under falling object101

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Barry

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. For example, you can contact Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, to raise a complaint against Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Barry

The lasting effect a serious injury can have will be understood by the Courts when they are determining injury compensation. A successful claim will ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist lawyers have aided families receive damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, cancer and deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Vale Of Glamorgan in 2014/15. They are often lead to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Vale of Glamorgan local authority) litigation for injuries like sprained arms occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with incidents having happened on Holton Rd and on High St.

Barry No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Barry and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Barry and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Barry claims?

We are a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Vale of Glamorgan seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,840 to ?28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Barry solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to work with and which considerations are most important to you.

See - Quittance reviews

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Barry?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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