Decades of experience helping accident victims
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Powys and across the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.
How did your injury happen?
Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday. Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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.
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 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
- 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:
Powys road accident claims
Road accidents in Powys are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 377 road accidents in Powys in 2021 (242 slight accidents, 130 accidents and 5 fatalities).
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.
Work injury claims in Powys
In Powys, there were 200 non-fatal work accidents and 1.69 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).
|HSE-reported work accidents in Powys||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||4%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||1%|
|Fall from height (ladder)||10%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||26%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0%|
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as a plumber or a surveyor, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.
Medical negligence claims in Powys
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Powys.
Occupiers liability accident claims in Powys
Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.
Whether you have been injured on a slippery floor at a supermarket or in a car park, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Serious injury compensation claims
Claims for particularly serious injuries might include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.
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 Powys and cross the UK.
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
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:
Have you helped many injury claimants in Powys?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Powys and Wales every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a car accident, at work or due to medical negligence.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Powys injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Online reviews and word of mouth can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator
About the author
Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).