A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Ceredigion or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor should consider how these issues will relate to your injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Ceredigion

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from construction workers to clinical research associates, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident figures in the Powys local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Powys Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury1065
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)342
Fall from height (ladder)211513
Animal related521
Manual handling523528
Physical attack1868
Slip, trip, fall same level573936
Struck against1067
Struck by moving vehicle412
Struck by object201813
Crushed by something collapsing010

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Road traffic accident claims in Ceredigion

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable solicitors have vast experience in obtaining maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a car accident in Ceredigion.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ceredigion are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 9 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 394 slight accidents in 2013 in Powys (Total events were 504 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 582.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Officially reported figures demonstrate that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Wales in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on St Hamon & District Village Hall and on East St.

Serious injury solicitors serving Ceredigion

We recognise the difference injury compensation can make to severely injured claimants.

We work for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of law firms have helped families receive compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious range from degloving injuries to bowel cancer.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical negligence in Ceredigion

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. You can contact Corporate Offices, Ystwyth Building, Hafan Derwen, St Davids Park, Jobswell Road , Carmarthen, for example, to make a complaint against Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Ceredigion 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 Ceredigion and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Ceredigion and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Ceredigion?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Ceredigion and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Ceredigion seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


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.

Advice for those seeking a personal injury solicitor

In many cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement and in the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Comparing injury solicitors in Ceredigion - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Are Ceredigion claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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.

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 bronchitis, for example, ranges from ?16,830 to ?25,300 (based on 2015 market data).

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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