Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

What happened?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

Please select how you were injured:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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.

General 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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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 Port Talbot road accident claims

Government data reveals there were 155 road accidents in Neath & Port Talbot in 2021, including 124 slight accidents, 25 accidents and 6 fatalities.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Neath Port Talbot and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

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Road accident compensation claims

Neath Port Talbot work accident claims

In Neath Port Talbot, there were 151 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a shop worker or a courier, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Neath Port Talbot?

HSE-reported work accidents in Neath Port TalbotReported Injuries
Unspecified13%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related4%
Explosives related0%
Exposed to fire1%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height6%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault6%
Slip or trip29%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object11%

Neath Port Talbot clinical negligence claims

When a patient suffers an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Neath Port Talbot.

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Neath Port Talbot public place accident claims

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether your accident happened on a pothole or in a restaurant, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Neath Port Talbot and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Neath Port Talbot?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Neath Port Talbot, Wales and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured on a bicycle, because of a coworker's negligence or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Neath Port Talbot solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor