A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Carmarthenshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Carmarthenshire

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from soldiers to community arts workers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident data in the Carmarthenshire local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Carmarthenshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354029
Electrical injury100
Machinery related injury6129
Fire related020
Harmful substance related1134
Fall from height301816
Injured by an animal513
Lifting and handling injuries675252
Physical attack1075
Slip, trip, fall same level846278
Struck against1577
Struck by moving vehicle755
Struck by object362521
Trapped by something collapsing030

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Carmarthenshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum awards for anyone hurt in a car accident in Carmarthenshire.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Carmarthenshire are reasonably common with a total of 619 accidents (519 slight accidents, 89 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Carmarthenshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 557.

See: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Wales. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by material under pressure or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Carmarthenshire local authority) negligence claims injuries like broken arms sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Rhydargaeau and on High Street.

Carmarthenshire serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a major effect on a Claimant and their dependants. Our network of expert lawyers fight for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of solicitor firms for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Carmarthenshire

Clinical negligence - formerly called medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Wales and Carmarthenshire have been instructed on legal action made against NHS and private hospitals that include Glangwili General Hospital, Dolgwili Road, Glangwili, Carmarthen, SA31 2AF.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Carmarthenshire 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 Carmarthenshire and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Have you handled many claims in Carmarthenshire?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Carmarthenshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Carmarthenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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.

Finding the best solicitor for your compensation claim

Identifying the most suitable solicitor to act for you is an important step towards getting the highest settlement or award.

How can you ensure you select the ideal firm to handle your case?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a law firm in Carmarthenshire?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.

Solicitor reviews in Carmarthenshire - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.