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?

Updated: September 11, 2016

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.

Eligibility to claim

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 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.

Road traffic accident claims in Pembrokeshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced 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.

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Work accident claims in Pembrokeshire

Worker injured in accident

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

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Pembrokeshire

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want answers rather than financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to raise a complaint against Hywel Dda University Health Board, you can write to Corporate Offices, Ystwyth Building, Hafan Derwen, St Davids Park, Jobswell Road , Carmarthen.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

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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.

Pembrokeshire 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 Pembrokeshire and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Pembrokeshire, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Pembrokeshire?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Pembrokeshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Pembrokeshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from whiplash to injuries sustained at work.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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?

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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