A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Neath or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Answers and both practical and legal advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.

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Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Neath

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Neath are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 384 accidents (347 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Neath Port Talbot local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 333. Incidents in Neath in 2013 included collisions on the slip road of the A465 and A474 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A474 and A4230 junction.

Our group of best of breed litigators have decades of experience in negotiating maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a car accident in Neath.

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Work accident claims in Neath

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from bricklayers to marketing account managers, to seek financial compensation. Accident data for the Neath Port Talbot local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Neath Port Talbot Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock030
Machinery related1159
Explosives related010
Exposed to fire102
Exposure to harmful substance1143
Fall from height171413
Injured by an animal210
Lifting and handling injuries614158
Physical assault12914
Slip or trip818066
Struck against677
Struck by moving vehicle152
Hit by object363025

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to latex allergy.

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Serious injury specialists acting in Neath

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.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided families affected by severe accidents.

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Slips and trips

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.

Clinical negligence in Neath

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact 1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

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Neath 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 Neath and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Neath and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning claims and their level of specialist experience.

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

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take many months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide both specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

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.

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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

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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