Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Each year, we help injured people in Ceredigion and across the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
How did your injury occur?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Can I make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old. Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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.
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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Ceredigion road accident claims
Road accidents in Ceredigion are relatively common. Government data reveals there were 192 road accidents in Ceredigion in 2021, including 123 slight accidents, 66 accidents and 3 fatalities.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Ceredigion, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, this guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.
Work injury claims in Ceredigion
Ceredigion Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 40 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 25 cases.
|Ceredigion work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||26%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a factory worker or a care assistant, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Ceredigion, including Hywel Dda University Health Board (Corporate Offices, Ystwyth Building, Hafan Derwen, St Davids Park, Jobswell Road, Carmarthen).
Occupiers liability accident claims in Ceredigion
Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.
Whether your accident happened at an amusement park or in a supermarket, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.
Serious injury claims
A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Ceredigion and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many claimants in Ceredigion?
Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Ceredigion, Ceredigion and across the UK.
Whether you have been injured due to a manager's negligence, in a car crash or due to a negligent diagnosis we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.
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.
Ceredigion injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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).