Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Cwmbran or anywhere in the country, we can will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
How to pick the right personal injury lawyer for you
Instructing the most appropriate legal representation for your legal matter is the most important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Cwmbran - how can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?
Will I need to choose a local Cwmbran solicitor ?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases can be run by phone and email.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious hand injuries could vary between £23,430 and £50,050 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Cwmbran personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly be helpful if you are weighing up which lawyer to go with.
Personal injury compensation cases our network of lawyers conducts in Cwmbran
Our panel of solicitors have represented people in Cwmbran and throughout Torfaen whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries.
Slip and trip injuries
Reported figures underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Torfaen. They are typically connected to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Torfaen local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Maendy Square Shops and in Thornhill Shopping Centre.
Cwmbran lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating injury compensation. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim enables individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have for many years helped families impacted by major accidents.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from members of the air force to doctors, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Torfaen local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Torfaen Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||1|
|Machinery related injury||7||7||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||4||0|
|Fall from height||12||9||8|
|Injured by an animal||4||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||54||28||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||46||36||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||2|
|Struck by object||17||14||18|
Clinical and medical negligence in Cwmbran
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is suffered by a person a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Cwmbran have helped people with claims filed against the health service including Llanfrechfa Grange, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Cwmbran
Quittances panel of accredited legal advisors have years of experience in getting optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Cwmbran.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cwmbran are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 143 accidents (121 slight accidents, 19 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Torfaen council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 188.
Cwmbran No Win, No Fee Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements (or CFAs) preserve Claimants from the need to pay legal fees if their case is not successful.
Are there any additional fees?
Quittance's solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay the lawyer's fees should you do not win. Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct arm yourself with information. The right information can help you to make the best decision.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
Start a injury claim
You can start the personal injury claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to discuss your claim with Quittance's team.
Speak to Quittance's network of specialists for more detail about you claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.