Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Cwmbran, Monmouthshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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
Injury compensation calculator
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:
Cwmbran road accident claims
Cwmbran road users have the right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's actions.
Whether you were hurt in a collision on Cwmbran's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Cwmbran
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
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.
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.
Read more: Medical negligence compensation
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
Cwmbran No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Cwmbran injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Cwmbran, Monmouthshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
How can Quittance help?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:Call me back
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Cwmbran
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.
Cwmbran work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 work injury statistics for the Torfaen Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Torfaen Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||0|
|Fall from height||8|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||18|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.