A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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 .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to 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

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Cwmbran

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined111816
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related injury773
Fire related (e.g. scars)030
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)240
Fall from height1298
Injured by an animal410
Lifting and handling injuries542840
Assault1012
Slip, trip, fall same level463648
Struck against873
Struck by moving vehicle122
Struck by object171418

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Road traffic accident claims in Cwmbran

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Cwmbran

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for answers rather than starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, you can write to Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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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.

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Cwmbran No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Cwmbran and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Cwmbran and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Cwmbran?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Cwmbran, Monmouthshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Monmouthshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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