Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our personal injury services
Each year, we help injured claimants in Powys and across the UK get compensation for:
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:
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 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
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Powys's roads because of the behaviour of another driver.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run on Powys's roads, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Powys
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you had a crash or developed hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Powys 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, Powys 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 Powys 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.