Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Penarth or anywhere else in the UK, we can can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.
Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The solicitor will discuss these issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
Guidance for potential Claimants searching for a solicitor
Choosing the most appropriate personal injury lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards getting the best compensation award.
What is the best way to ensure you instruct the best company for your case?
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?".
Which cases do you handle in Penarth?
Our network of personal injury solicitors assist Claimants receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Clinical negligence in Penarth
Medical negligence, which is more properly referred to as clinical negligence, is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Penarth have helped people with medical negligence cases made against healthcare providers that include University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Penarth, CF64 2XX.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Penarth are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 867 accidents (803 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cardiff local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 851. Accidents in the Penarth region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A4055 and A4160 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4055 and B4267 other junction.
Our panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Penarth.
We have assisted Claimants, from metal workers to photographers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures for the Cardiff local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Cardiff Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||3||2||2|
|Machinery related injury||23||11||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||4||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||22||6||3|
|Fall from height||51||38||43|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||4||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||215||128||136|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||237||172||148|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||6||12|
|Struck by object||76||48||49|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||4|
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from NIHL to siderosis.
Slips and trips
Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Vale Of Glamorgan and the UK. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists happening on potholes are also common with street trips having happened in the area.
Serious injury solicitors in Penarth
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.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle cases in Penarth
When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means you are not required to pay the legal costs. When you are successful, the fees for your solicitor are paid by the losing side.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors serving Penarth working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be generally 25% and is taken out of the compensation settlement.
The No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay any of the solicitor's fees should you do not win your claim.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Find additional information before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions.
Get your claim for compensation started
You can start your compensation claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to talk to a member of the Quittance team.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor first, request a callback or phone on 0800 612 7456.