No matter whether you live in Pontypool or anywhere in the country, we can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Have I got a personal injury claim?
If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.
What are the criteria for 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.Back to top
How much can I claim?
The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.Back to top
Work accident claims 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|
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Road traffic accident claims 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.
Quittance's 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.
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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.
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Clinical negligence in Pontypool
When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to a compensation award. You can contact Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, for example, to raise a complaint against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
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Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to solvent exposure.
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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.Back to top
Pontypool No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Pontypool and throughout the UK.
For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.Back to top
Meet the team
Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Pontypool and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.
Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.
What experience do you have of handling claims in Pontypool?
We are a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Pontypool, Torfaen and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Torfaen get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to accidents on the road.
With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
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.
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.
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.