Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped injured people in Pontypool, Torfaen and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, the location of the injury or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Pontypool
Pontypool cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to another party's actions.
It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident on Pontypool's roads, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Pontypool
If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
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.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to solvent exposure.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
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.
The 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.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Pontypool 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, Pontypool 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 Pontypool, Torfaen 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics 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.
Work accident statistics in Pontypool
The most recent 2019 injury and illness information in the Torfaen Local Authority (2013/14) are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Workplace accidents in Torfaen Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||0|
|Fall from height||8|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||18|
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.