Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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.
What cases does Quittance conduct in Blackwood?
Our panel of lawyers help individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Road accidents in Blackwood
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 in negotiating the highest damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Blackwood.
Clinical and medical negligence in Blackwood
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Our panel of lawyers acting for Blackwood have handled claims filed against health services including Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7GP.
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.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||3||0||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||5||2||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||22||15||21|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||0||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||79||56||74|
|Hit by vehicle||5||4||5|
|Hit by falling object||30||12||18|
|Trapped under falling object||0||1||1|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Blackwood claims
No Win, No Fee agreements protect clients from the obligation to pay their legal fees if they do not win their case.
A 'success fee' is levied by lawyers serving Blackwood working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is taken from your compensation and will be usually 25 percent.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. Information will help you make the right decision.
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You can start a injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with the Quittance team.
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