A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Pontypridd or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Pontypridd personal injury solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Pontypridd

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to physiotherapists, to claim compensation. Accident figures in the Caerphilly local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Caerphilly Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known342232
Machinery related131613
Explosives related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)301
Exposure to harmful substance523
Fall from height (scaffolding)221521
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)300
Slip, trip, fall same level795674
Struck against15114
Hit by vehicle545
Hit by falling object301218
Trapped under falling object011

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Road traffic accident claims in Pontypridd

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the highest general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Pontypridd.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Pontypridd are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 315 accidents (268 slight accidents, 41 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Caerphilly local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 297. Incidents in the Pontypridd region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A4223 and A470 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4058 and A473 roundabout.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant effect on a claimant and their family. A successful claim should lessen the financial load on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of law firms have helped families recover compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious range from cerebral palsy to lung disease.

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Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported data reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of injury in the Rhondda Cynon Taff workplace. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to silicosis.

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Medical negligence in Pontypridd

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, you can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd.

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Pontypridd No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Pontypridd and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Pontypridd and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of claims in Pontypridd?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Rhondda Cynon Taf get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including factory accidents and accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

Instructing the best PI lawyer for your legal matter is an important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your injuries.

How can you make certain you instruct the best legal practice to advise you?

The contrast in the amount of fees charged by firms is considerable.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?43,481 for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist can vary from ?26,089 to ?36,959.

More information - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Comparing Pontypridd personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will you need to go with a local Pontypridd lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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