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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

How were you injured?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Can I claim compensation?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly 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 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 circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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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.

Bridgend road accident claims

Government data indicates there were 126 road accidents in Bridgend in 2021 (98 slight accidents, 25 accidents and 3 fatalities).

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Bridgend, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car accident, our team are here. This guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Bridgend work accident claims

Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 132 non-fatal work accidents in Bridgend in 2021 (90 led to 7+ days off work).

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a forklift driver or a hospital porter, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Bridgend work accidents?

Bridgend work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified16%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related2%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1%
Fall from height6%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0%
Manual handling22%
Physical assault12%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Struck by object11%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Bridgend clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Bridgend, including Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Bridgend public place injury claims

An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether you were injured on a slippery floor at a supermarket or on council property, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury claims

Claims for particularly serious injuries might include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

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

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Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

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 Bridgend 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Bridgend?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Bridgend and Wales every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at work or in public.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Bridgend solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator