A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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?

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.

Compensation calculator

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.

Making a personal injury claim

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

Which cases does Quittance conduct in Merthyr Tydfil and Wales?

Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries in Merthyr Tydfil and throughout Wales. We have assisted with injuries and illness including:

Clinical and medical negligence in Merthyr Tydfil

Medical negligence, more precisely called clinical negligence, is when an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil have worked on claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT.

Workplace accidents

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury300
Machinery related injury354
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)010
Fall from height (ladder)1039
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)200
Lifting and handling injuries402613
Physical attack665
Slip or trip473029
Struck against1155
Struck by moving vehicle121
Struck by object211410

Road traffic compensation claims

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.

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.

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from industrial deafness to chromium related illnesses.

Merthyr Tydfil No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors

When the injury claim is successful, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the other side. In the event that your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that their legal fees will not be charged.

Will there be any hidden fees?

No Win, No Fee should mean that there will be absolutely no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

We offer detailed answers helping Claimants decide whether to proceed.

If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ pages.

How to get your compensation claim underway

You can begin the claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert solicitor.

Our team of experts look forward to helping you. If you need more information, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.