Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
How we can help you
We have helped injured people in Neath and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
A brief phone consultation will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Neath road accident claims
Neath drivers and other road users have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been involved riding a cycle on Neath's roads, or have been hurt in a car accident, we can assist. This useful guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Neath
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a caterer injured in a kitchen or a teacher injured at school, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Safety data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury in the Neath Port Talbot workplace in 2014/15. They are quite often the cause of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by machinery, a fall from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured wrists experienced on tripping on a street are also common with trips having occurred in the area.
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to latex allergy.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
More claim types
The effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when working out injury compensation. Compensation should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
The panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided families affected by severe accidents.
More about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Neath 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, Neath 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 Neath 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.
Starting a claim
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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Have you won many injury claims in Neath?
We are a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Neath, Neath Port Talbot and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Neath Port Talbot get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to bike accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Neath?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Check Neath solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.
Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive when considering which solicitor to act for you.
Read more Solicitor reviews
The disparity in the level of success fees between different firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded £24,117 for a moderate pain disorder could conceivably vary from £14,470 to £20,499.
Further reading - How to compare personal injury fees
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.