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

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

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped injured people in Bridgend and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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.

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:

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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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Bridgend road accident claims

You are entitled to claim injury compensation if you are injured in an accident on Bridgend's roads due to the behaviour of another driver.

It does not matter 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bridgend

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.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Wales workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Bridgend local authority) legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Shieldhall Rd and on Harvie Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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 clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for answers instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, you can contact Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact a serious injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when working out a claim. A claim will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors work with the Courts, doctors and insurers, helping to ensure people affected by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy, lead poisoning and concussion.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bridgend 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, Bridgend 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 Bridgend 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 does Quittance have of winning claims in Bridgend?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Mid Glamorgan get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the workplace to public place accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Reviews can be helpful when contemplating which solicitor to select.

Find out more - Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £8,640 for a fractured index finger might vary from £5,184 to £7,344.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Does the location of the law firm matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Bridgend

Our group of knowledgeable no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Bridgend.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bridgend are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 330 accidents (298 slight accidents, 29 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bridgend local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 350.

What are the Bridgend work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats in the Bridgend Local Authority (2013/14) reported under legislation by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bridgend Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Unspecified39
Electrical injury0
Machinery related4
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)2
Fall from height15
Animal related (e.g. livestock)0
Manual handling54
Physical assault28
Slip, trip, fall same level67
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object26
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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