Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
We have helped hundreds of people in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan and across the UK get 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 injury diagnosis) happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
A brief phone consultation will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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:
Road accident claims in Penarth
You have the right to start a claim for compensation if you sustained an injury on Penarth's roads because of another road user's carelessness.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Penarth's roads, our specialist team can help. This road accident compensation claim guide sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Penarth
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, 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 injury claim
When a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
Read more: Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from NIHL to siderosis.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has is understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating compensation. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert law firms engage with the Courts, insurance providers and doctors ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, multiple fractures and radiation exposure.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Penarth 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, Penarth 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 Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan 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.
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Penarth?
Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Vale of Glamorgan seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Solicitor reviews in Penarth - Tips for comparing firms
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Are Penarth claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £19,800 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
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.