Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help injured people in Monmouthshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Monmouthshire
Drivers and other road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Monmouthshire's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash on Monmouthshire's roads, or were involved in a motorbike accident, this guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Monmouthshire
You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place 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.
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
More claim types
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
Monmouthshire 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, Monmouthshire 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 Monmouthshire 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.
Can Quittance help me?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Find out more Quittance reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.