A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Llanelli or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

For most claims, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Llanelli lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Llanelli

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Llanelli are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 619 accidents (519 slight accidents, 89 serious accidents and 11 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Carmarthenshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 557. Incidents in Llanelli in 2013 included collisions on the A484 and A4138 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B4297 and A4138 crossroads.

Our network of injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Llanelli.

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Work accident claims in Llanelli

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from forklift drivers to magazine features editors, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the Carmarthenshire local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Carmarthenshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified354029
Electrical injury100
Machinery related injury6129
Fire related020
Harmful substance related1134
Fall from height301816
Injured by an animal513
Lifting and handling injuries675252
Physical attack1075
Slip, trip, fall same level846278
Struck against1577
Struck by moving vehicle755
Struck by object362521
Trapped by something collapsing030

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Llanelli

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, our 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.

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Llanelli specialists for serious injury compensation

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.

Our 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.

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Industrial disease

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

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Carmarthenshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on New Dock Rd and on Ann St.

Llanelli No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Llanelli and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Llanelli and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?

Instructing the most appropriate injury solicitor to help you is the most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Llanelli (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database), how do you make certain you choose the best firm to handle 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.

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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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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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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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