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

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Neath Port Talbot and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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).

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Neath Port Talbot road accident claims

You may be able to claim injury compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Neath Port Talbot's roads because of a negligent road user.

It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident on Neath Port Talbot's roads, our team can help. Our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Neath Port Talbot

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a crush injury or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

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.

Public place accident 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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on an injured person. The 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

Other types of claim

Neath Port Talbot No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Neath Port Talbot injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Neath Port Talbot and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Should I choose Quittance?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

Read more Solicitor reviews

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 are the road accident statistics in Neath Port Talbot

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.

What are the Neath Port Talbot work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury stats in the Neath Port Talbot Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Neath Port Talbot Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified30
Electric shock0
Machinery related9
Explosives related0
Exposed to fire2
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height13
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries58
Physical assault14
Slip or trip66
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by object25

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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