A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Blackwood or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

For most claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

A brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Blackwood solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.

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Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Blackwood

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from metal workers to careers advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury figures for the Caerphilly local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Caerphilly Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known342232
Electrocution111
Machinery related131613
Explosives related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)301
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height (scaffolding)221521
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)300
Lifting765251
Assault12612
Slip, trip, fall same level795674
Struck against15114
Hit by vehicle545
Hit by falling object301218
Trapped under falling object011

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Blackwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Blackwood are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 315 accidents (268 slight accidents, 41 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Caerphilly local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 297. 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.

Our group of best of breed road traffic accident legal advisors are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Blackwood.

Read more: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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.

Clinical and medical negligence 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. 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

Blackwood serious injury compensation claims

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. Our 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

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Blackwood 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 Blackwood and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Blackwood, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance 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.

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FAQs

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury

Usually a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide both legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

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.

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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