Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Pontypool or anywhere in the country, we can can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
To win a Pontypool personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.
How to choose the best personal injury solicitor for your claim
Finding the most suitable law firm for your legal case is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Pontypool (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal legal practice to instruct?
Look into Pontypool personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are considering which solicitor to select and which considerations are most important to you.
Will you need a local Pontypool solicitor ?
The location of the law firm is not especially important as cases are normally run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.
Read about - Do you have a medical centre near me?
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 severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £38,500 to £48,400 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Injury compensation cases Quittance handles
Quittance's panel of experienced solicitors have helped people get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to solvent exposure.
Pontypool lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major effect on a Claimant. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person, a claim enables Claimants to focus on recovery.
Our panel of expert lawyers have helped people claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to bowel cancer.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Torfaen in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by another person, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as facial scarring suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with trips having occurred in Thornhill Shopping Centre.
Clinical negligence in Pontypool
Medical negligence, which is more properly known as clinical negligence, is where an illness or injury is connected to a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers covering Torfaen and Pontypool have helped Claimants with negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include County Hospital, Coed y Gric Road, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 5YA.
Road traffic accidents in Pontypool
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Pontypool are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 143 accidents (121 slight accidents, 19 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Torfaen local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 188.
Quittances panel of trained no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Pontypool.
We have helped Claimants, from dental nurses to petroleum engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness information in the Torfaen local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Torfaen Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||1|
|Machinery related injury||7||7||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||4||0|
|Fall from height||12||9||8|
|Injured by an animal||4||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||54||28||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||46||36||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||2|
|Struck by object||17||14||18|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Pontypool
In the event that your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means the lawyer's legal costs are not payable. When you win, the legal fees are covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company).
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you have no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is absolutely no catch and you will never risk losing out. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Get more information online without picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get your claim for compensation underway
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a claim for compensation, or start a compensation claim online here.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor before starting, request a callback at a more convenient time or call 0800 612 7456.