Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim?

If you were hurt 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:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.

A short phone call will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

Calculate my claim

Road accident claims in Pontypridd

All road users in Pontypridd and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or you were involved in a hit-and-run, our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

work accident claims in Pontypridd

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a landscape gardener or a welder, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Pontypridd

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Pontypridd.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Pontypridd

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you have been injured in a nightclub or in a public park, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Pontypridd, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Pontypridd No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Pontypridd injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Pontypridd and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Pontypridd?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in a road traffic accident, at your workplace or as a result of a missed diagnosis we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Pontypridd personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.

Online reviews and personal recommendations can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Pontypridd road accident statistics?

Vehicle accidents in Pontypridd are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 260 road accidents in Rhondda Cynon Taff in 2021, including 205 slight accidents, 50 accidents and 5 fatal accidents. 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.

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.

Pontypridd work accident statistics

In Rhondda Cynon Taff, there were 195 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) records.

Work accidents in Rhondda Cynon Taff (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known14%
Electrocution0%
Machinery related6%
Explosives related0%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)9%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0%
Lifting22%
Assault5%
Slip, trip, fall same level31%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by falling object8%
Trapped under falling object0%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator