A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Neath Port Talbot or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

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Elligibility to make 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.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Neath Port Talbot

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Neath Port Talbot

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

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.

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.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by latex.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Neath Port Talbot

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, you can write to 1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Neath Port Talbot No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Neath Port Talbot and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Neath Port Talbot, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of injury claims in Neath Port Talbot?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Neath Port Talbot and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Neath Port Talbot seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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).

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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