A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Port Talbot or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Port Talbot personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Port Talbot

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Port Talbot

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from farm workers to press photographers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident data for the Port Talbot local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock030
Machinery related1159
Explosives related010
Exposed to fire102
Exposure to harmful substance1143
Fall from height171413
Injured by an animal210
Lifting and handling injuries614158
Physical assault12914
Slip or trip818066
Struck against677
Struck by moving vehicle152
Hit by object363025

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Other types of claim

Slips and trips

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.

Clinical negligence in Port Talbot

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.

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Industrial disease

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

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Port Talbot serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured claimants. A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

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Port Talbot 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 Port Talbot and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Port Talbot, from less severe claims to long term illness. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Guidance for potential claimants looking for a lawyer

Selecting the best solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Port Talbot - what is the best way to make certain you choose the best one to advise you?

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 complex regional pain syndrome, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?42,460 to ?67,925 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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.

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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.

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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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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