Personal injury claims

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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

What happened?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

Please select how you were injured:

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.

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.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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.

Blackwood road accident claims

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Blackwood are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 467 road accidents in Tameside in 2021, including 359 slight accidents, 97 accidents and 11 fatalities. Accidents in Blackwood in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A4048 and B4251 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4049 and B4254 junction.

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Blackwood and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether 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.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Blackwood

In Tameside, there were 145 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

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

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a surveyor or an agency worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Blackwood?

Tameside work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known14%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related6%
Explosives related0%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)9%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0%
Lifting22%
Assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level31%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by falling object8%
Trapped under falling object0%

Clinical negligence claims in Blackwood

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Blackwood, including Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Blackwood

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred in an office or in a public park, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

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

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

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

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Blackwood 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:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 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

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Blackwood?

Whether you live in Blackwood, Caerphilly, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to clinical negligence or in a road traffic accident we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Blackwood personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator