If you live in Merthyr Tydfil or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Do I have a compensation claim?
Updated: September 8, 2016
If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
To win a Merthyr Tydfil personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Making your claim sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by your lawyer.
The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.
Road traffic accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil
Quittance's network of skilled solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Merthyr Tydfil.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Merthyr Tydfil are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 145 accidents (127 slight accidents, 16 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Merthyr Tydfil local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 168. Accidents in the Merthyr Tydfil area in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A470 and A4012 roundabout and on the A4102 and A4054 roundabout.
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Work accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil
We have assisted Claimants, from bricklayers to materials specialists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury figures in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority are compiled under regulations by the HSE:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||3||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||3||5||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||0||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10||3||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40||26||13|
|Slip or trip||47||30||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||1|
|Struck by object||21||14||10|
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Other claims handled by Quittance
Clinical and medical negligence in Merthyr Tydfil
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, for example, you can write to Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff.
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Slip, trip and fall injuries
HSE statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Wales and the UK. They are often the precursor to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Merthyr Tydfil local authority) legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on Heolgerrig and on Gelli-Deg.
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to chromium related illnesses.
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Serious injury specialists in Merthyr Tydfil
Quittance's team recognise the difference compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim allows them to prioritise their rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from benzene poisoning to cerebral palsy.
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Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil and the whole of the UK.
For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Merthyr Tydfil, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their winning track record.
Click here to meet more of the QLS team.
How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Merthyr Tydfil?
Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan and throughout the country, get compensation.
Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Mid Glamorgan seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
What to check when locating the right solicitor
Identifying the most suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Merthyr Tydfil (according to the SRA website), what is the best way to make sure you choose the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?
Reviews for injury lawyers in Merthyr Tydfil
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured index finger, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?7,370 to ?9,900 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a law firm in Merthyr Tydfil?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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.
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.