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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Blackwood, Caerphilly and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person 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 no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 calculator

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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Blackwood road accident claims

You are entitled to start a claim for compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Blackwood's roads as the result of a negligent driver.

No matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blackwood

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Caerphilly and the UK as a whole. They are quite often connected to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Syr Dafydd Avenue and on Cefn Fforest Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, for example, you can write to Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their dependants. Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of law firms have for many years aided claimants impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be catastrophic or serious range from birth negligence to back injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Blackwood 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, Blackwood 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 Blackwood, Caerphilly 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

Friendly and professional advice

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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FAQs

What experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Blackwood?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Blackwood, Caerphilly and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Caerphilly get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and 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 appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Blackwood?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises prospective claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £91,799 for severe arm injuries could vary from £55,079 to £78,029.

See Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.

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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.

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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