A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Caerphilly or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with 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 three years.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Caerphilly, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Caerphilly

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the highest general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Caerphilly.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Caerphilly are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics 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.

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Work accident claims in Caerphilly

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from plasterers to charities administrators, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics for the Caerphilly local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Caerphilly Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

We recognise the change a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

We work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have aided people claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious range from radiation exposure to serious psychiatric harm.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety data show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Wales in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised backs occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Thomas St and on Dyffryn Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Caerphilly

When a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

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Caerphilly No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Caerphilly and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Caerphilly and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Caerphilly?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Caerphilly and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Caerphilly seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and motorbike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Guidance for those seeking an injury lawyer

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Injury claims for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Caerphilly?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

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

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?12,100 (based on 2015 market data).

Look into Caerphilly personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers can differ.

Reading reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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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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