Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

How we can help

We have helped injured claimants in Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the location of the injury.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Port Talbot

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Port Talbot's roads due to another party's actions.

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a collision on Port Talbot's roads, this guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Port Talbot

You may be eligible to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whatever your job, whether you had a crush injury or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Official statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Neath Port Talbot. Slips and trips are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place (Neath Port Talbot local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Sandfields and on Morrison Road.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, you can write to 1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to pleural thickening.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Port Talbot 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, Port Talbot 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 Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Port Talbot?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Neath Port Talbot seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Check Port Talbot personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening when deciding which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Are Port Talbot claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What are the road accident statistics in Port Talbot

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Port Talbot are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 6 fatal accidents, 31 serious accidents and 347 slight accidents in 2013 in Neath Port Talbot (Total events were 384 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 333. Incidents in Port Talbot in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B4286 and A48 roundabout and on the B4286 and A4241 roundabout.

Our group of certified litigators have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Port Talbot.

Work accident statistics in Port Talbot

The most recent 2019 work accident data for the Neath Port Talbot Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Neath Port Talbot Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified30
Electric shock0
Machinery related9
Explosives related0
Exposed to fire2
Exposure to harmful substance3
Fall from height13
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries58
Physical assault14
Slip or trip66
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by object25

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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