Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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 .
Making an injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of expert lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
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.
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
Which claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Neath?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Neath. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Neath
Medical negligence, which is more correctly called 'Clinical Negligence', is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. An example case could be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Neath have helped people with clinical negligence claims brought against hospitals including Cimla Hospital, Cimla, Neath, SA11 3SU.
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.
Road traffic claims
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.
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to latex allergy.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||4||3|
|Fall from height||17||14||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||61||41||58|
|Slip or trip||81||80||66|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||5||2|
|Hit by object||36||30||25|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after cases in Neath
Lawyers handling injury claims in Neath work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents the lawyer from charging any fees if they are not successful.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
Quittance's network of solicitors promise No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not have to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win your claim. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Ready to start?
You can start your claim for compensation here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
If you would like additional information about the process or have anything else to ask first, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.