Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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 .
Making 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.
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.
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
What types of claims does Quittance handle in Monmouthshire?
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries throughout Monmouthshire. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by latex.
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.
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.
Road accidents in Monmouthshire
Quittances network of specialist no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in 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.
Medical negligence in Monmouthshire
Medical negligence (more correctly called 'clinical negligence') is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Monmouthshire have helped people with negligence cases filed against local hospitals that include Partnerships in Care Llanarth Court Hospital, Llanarth Raglan, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP15 2YD.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3||1||2|
|Fall from height||8||7||11|
|Injured by an animal||1||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||40||37||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||3||1|
|Hit by object||13||12||11|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Monmouthshire
Should you win, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the Defendant. When your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the legal fees.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to pay?
Quittance ensure No Win, No Fee means a Claimant shall never have to pay your lawyer's legal fees should you do not win the injury claim. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
We offer jargon-free answers helping people affected by injury decide whether to go ahead.
Find more answers online without being required to call a solicitor. See our frequently asked questions.
How to get your claim started
You can begin your claim for compensation online or phone 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer or have anything else to ask, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.