Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.
If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
We have helped injured claimants in Pembrokeshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Pembrokeshire road accident claims
Pembrokeshire road users can claim compensation if they have been hurt as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Pembrokeshire's roads, Quittance's expert guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Pembrokeshire
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a fireman injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
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.
Read more about Medical negligence claims
Personal injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to organophosphate exposure.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More claim types
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.
Read more about Serious injury claims
Pembrokeshire No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Pembrokeshire injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Pembrokeshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Pembrokeshire and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Pembrokeshire
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.
Work accident statistics in Pembrokeshire
The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the Pembrokeshire Local Authority (2013/14) 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)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1|
|Fall from height||10|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4|
|Struck by object||17|
|Trapped under falling object||2|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.