A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Pembrokeshire or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Making a personal injury claim

Extensive legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Selecting the most appropriate solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards getting the best settlement or award for your accident.

With over 75 offices within a 25 radius of Pembrokeshire (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how can you ensure you select the ideal firm to instruct?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Pembrokeshire?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases can be run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to a medical exam.

More : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Claims our panel of solicitors handles in Pembrokeshire and Wales

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Pembrokeshire. We can help with injuries and illness including:

Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Wales and the UK as a whole. They are frequently related to injuries recorded in another category, such as being struck by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like sprained arms occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent falls having happened in the local area.

Serious injury

The impact serious injury has will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of expert lawyers work with insurance companies and medical providers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.

Accidents in the workplace

We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from construction workers to pharmacologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics in the Pembrokeshire local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Pembrokeshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General131211
Electric shock100
Machinery related injury436
Explosion related500
Fire related (e.g. burns)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)321
Fall from height51210
Animal related (e.g. livestock)312
Manual handling442215
Physical assault754
Slip, trip, fall same level514240
Struck against584
Struck by moving vehicle514
Struck by object182017
Trapped under falling object032

Road traffic claims

Quittance's network of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in in negotiating the highest compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Pembrokeshire.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Pembrokeshire are common. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 50 serious accidents and 286 slight accidents in 2013 in Pembrokeshire (Total events were 340 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 392.

Clinical and medical negligence in Pembrokeshire

Medical negligence (more properly known as clinical negligence) is the term used to describe a failing on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. Our panel of solicitors covering Wales and Pembrokeshire have been instructed on claims filed against health services including Withybush General Hospital, Fishguard Road, Haverfordwest, Pembs., SA61 2PZ.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to organophosphate exposure.

No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Pembrokeshire

Should you be successful, the legal fees are paid by the losing party. When you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means that their fees will not be charged.

Do you need to pay any fees?

Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.

Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.

Start a claim

When you are ready to get underway, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or through Quittance's contact form here.

If you have anything else to ask or would like to discuss your options first, request a callback at a more convenient time or call us on 0800 612 7456.