Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Neath Port Talbot or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
To win a Neath Port Talbot personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
In all cases, a free phone consultation with an expert Neath Port Talbot solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
Locating the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim
Identifying a suitable solicitor to help you is your most important step towards securing the highest compensation settlement.
How can you make sure you choose the most appropriate one to work with?
Read Neath Port Talbot personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews can be a good place to start when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.
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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Neath Port Talbot?
You do not need to pick a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a minor head injury, for example, ranges from £1,788 to £10,340 (based on 2015 market data).
What cases do you handle in Neath Port Talbot and Wales?
Quittance's network of injury lawyers help clients throughout Neath Port Talbot whose accidents resulted in serious injury including:
Road traffic compensation claims
Our group of knowledgeable no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Neath Port Talbot.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Neath Port Talbot are relatively common with a total of 384 accidents (347 slight accidents, 31 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Neath Port Talbot local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 333.
Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from construction workers to media buyers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics in the Neath Port Talbot local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:
|Workplace 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|
Legal advisors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by latex.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Wales. These types of accident are frequently related to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by machinery or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as strained muscles occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened recently.
Medical and clinical negligence in Neath Port Talbot
Medical negligence (which is now more precisely known as 'clinical negligence') is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Neath Port Talbot have helped with legal cases brought against healthcare providers that include Local Primary Mental Health Support Services, Tonna Resource Centre, Tonna, SA11 3LX.
Neath Port Talbot serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an injured person. Our panel of solicitors fight for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of expert solicitor firms communicate with the Courts and insurance companies ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include chemical poisoning and brain tumours.
Neath Port Talbot No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
In the event that you win your case, the costs for your lawyer must be covered by the Defendant. When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you are not required to pay the legal costs.
Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to 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 give jargon-free answers to help you determine whether to go ahead.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants on our FAQ page.
Ready to start?
Call us on 0800 612 7456 to commence the injury claim, or you can start your claim here.
If you have further questions before starting, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.