Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Blaenau Gwent, Blaenau Gwent and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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Blaenau Gwent road accident claims

You have a right to claim injury compensation if you were injured on Blaenau Gwent's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash on Blaenau Gwent's roads, we can help. Our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Blaenau Gwent

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you tore a ligament or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Blaenau Gwent 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, Blaenau Gwent 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 Blaenau Gwent, Blaenau Gwent 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

Why choose us for your claim?

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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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the 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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Blaenau Gwent

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.

Work accident statistics in Blaenau Gwent

The latest 2019 work injury information in the Caerphilly Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Caerphilly Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Known32
Electrocution1
Machinery related13
Explosives related0
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)1
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height (scaffolding)21
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting51
Assault12
Slip, trip, fall same level74
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle5
Hit by falling object18
Trapped under falling object1

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.

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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