Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
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 .
Making a 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.
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.
Claims our panel of solicitors conducts in Port Talbot and Neath Port Talbot
Quittance's network of lawyers help Claimants get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||11||4||3|
|Fall from height||17||14||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||61||41||58|
|Slip or trip||81||80||66|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||5||2|
|Hit by object||36||30||25|
Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from occupational asthma to pleural thickening.
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.
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.
Clinical negligence in Port Talbot
Medical negligence - more accurately called Clinical Negligence - is when an illness or injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care by a doctor or medical provider, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Neath Port Talbot and Port Talbot have helped Claimants with claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX.
Road accidents 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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle Port Talbot cases
When the case is won, your legal fees must be settled by the other side (or their insurance company). When your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Port Talbot solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be usually 25% and will be deducted from your compensation settlement.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there will be no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance give detailed information to help you decide whether to start an injury claim.
Find more answers without needing to pick up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin your claim for compensation?
When you are ready to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor or have something else to ask before making a decision, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.