Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Llanelli road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders can make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Llanelli's roads due to another party's actions.

It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Llanelli's roads, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, our expert team are here. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Llanelli

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for answers rather than financial damages. You can write to 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 about Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to farmers lung.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation.

The panel of solicitors engage with the other side's legal representatives, insurers and doctors and health professionals to make sure claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, lung cancer and spinal cord damage.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Llanelli 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, Llanelli 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 Llanelli, Carmarthenshire 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

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:

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FAQs

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Llanelli?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across Carmarthenshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and accidents on public transport.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Do I need a local Llanelli injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly critical as cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a firm with a national network as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more - Do you have a medical centre in or near Llanelli?

Llanelli solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors vary considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are thinking about which solicitor to select.

Find out more - Personal injury solicitors reviews

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded £4,209 for a broken tibia or fibula could vary from £2,525 to £3,578.

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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