A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Blaenau Gwent or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

In order to win a Blaenau Gwent personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Getting your claim started sooner will allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Blaenau Gwent

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Blaenau Gwent are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 315 accidents (268 slight accidents, 41 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Caerphilly local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 297.

Our network of expert no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Blaenau Gwent.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Blaenau Gwent

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from metal workers to armed forces officers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury information in the Caerphilly local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Caerphilly Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known342232
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
Slip, trip, fall same level795674
Struck against15114
Hit by vehicle545
Hit by falling object301218
Trapped under falling object011

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Serious injury specialists in Blaenau Gwent

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an individual.

The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the Wales workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes forerunner to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles suffered on spillages are also common with recent street trips having occurred on Elliot St and on Derlwyn St.

Medical and clinical negligence in Blaenau Gwent

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, you can contact Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Blaenau Gwent No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Blaenau Gwent and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Blaenau Gwent, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Blaenau Gwent?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Blaenau Gwent and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Blaenau Gwent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Selecting the most suitable legal expert to assist you is a crucial step towards getting the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Blaenau Gwent (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate one to help you?

Will you need to instruct a local Blaenau Gwent solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Blaenau Gwent as you will almost always have to attend an independent medical examination.

Read Blaenau Gwent solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when deciding which solicitor to choose.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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