A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Powys or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Powys

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of certified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Powys.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Powys are common with statistics showing 9 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 394 slight accidents in 2013 in Powys (Total events were 504 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 582.

Read more: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Powys

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from gardeners to photographers, to claim compensation. Work injury data in the Powys local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Powys Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other282521
Machinery related injury1065
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)342
Fall from height (ladder)211513
Animal related521
Manual handling523528
Physical attack1868
Slip, trip, fall same level573936
Struck against1067
Struck by moving vehicle412
Struck by object201813
Crushed by something collapsing010

Read more: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to PCB exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Powys specialists for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference compensation can make to people affected by severe injury. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors correspond with the legal system and doctors ensuring people affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious include concussion and cancer.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the Wales workplace. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken wrists occurring on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on East St and on Doldowlod.

Medical and clinical negligence in Powys

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Ynysmeurig House, Navigation Park, Abercyon, Rhondda Cynon Taff, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Powys No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Powys and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Powys, from more minor injury cases to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Powys?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Powys and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Powys seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best personal injury lawyer to act for you is a key step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With 46 offices within 25 miles of Powys (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how do you ensure you choose the best firm for your specific circumstances?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Powys?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

The difference in success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?67,666 for lung cancer could conceivably vary from ?40,600 to ?57,516.

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Look into Powys personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Researching online reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which lawyer to select.

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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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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).

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