Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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 .
Making an injury claim
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.
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.
What kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Carmarthenshire and Wales?
Our panel of solicitors have guided individuals in Carmarthenshire and across Wales whose accident circumstances led to serious injuries.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||12||9|
|Harmful substance related||11||3||4|
|Fall from height||30||18||16|
|Injured by an animal||5||1||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||67||52||52|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||84||62||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||5||5|
|Struck by object||36||25||21|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||3||0|
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.
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.
Road accidents in Carmarthenshire
Quittances 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.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Carmarthenshire
When you are successful, the legal fees are paid by the losing Defendant or their insurer. In the event that your lawyer loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the solicitor's fees.
Are there extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With our No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. This helps you to make the right choice for you.
If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Get a personal injury claim started
If you have chosen to get underway, you can begin the claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form.
Talk to a member of our network of specialists to discuss your claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.