A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Monmouthshire or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Monmouthshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from metal workers to mental health nurses, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics in the Monmouthshire local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Monmouthshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury001
Machinery related345
Explosion related001
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance312
Fall from height8711
Injured by an animal110
Manual handling533123
Physical attack9513
Slip, trip or fall403735
Struck against653
Struck by moving vehicle531
Hit by object131211

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Monmouthshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of specialist no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Monmouthshire.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Monmouthshire are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 236 accidents (196 slight accidents, 30 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Monmouthshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 203.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Monmouthshire

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, you can write to Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on a claimant and their family. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Our network of expert solicitors have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include cancer, amputation and brain injuries.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE data reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Wales in 2015. They are typically the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as fractured wrists happening on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on the Highway and on Pentwyn Terrrace.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by latex.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Monmouthshire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Monmouthshire and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Monmouthshire and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Monmouthshire?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Monmouthshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Monmouthshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to check when choosing the right solicitor

Selecting the best solicitor for your case is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you choose the best law firm to act for you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?42,130 to ?56,375 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Will you need to instruct a local Monmouthshire solicitor ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not so relevant as cases are usually run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm with medical facilities near Monmouthshire as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More on - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Read Monmouthshire personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are trying to decide which lawyer to select.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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