Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Swansea and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill.
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Swansea
You can claim compensation if you were injured as a driver or passenger and another road user was liable. You can also claim compensation if you were injured as a motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.
Swansea work injury claims
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Employers owe a duty of care to their staff. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a surveyor or a vehicle technician, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.
Swansea medical negligence claims
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. 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.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Swansea public place accidents
Whether your accident happened in a shopping centre or in a car park, and another party caused your injury, you could be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury compensation
Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to siderosis.
Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Swansea No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Swansea injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Swansea and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Swansea and cross the UK.
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Swansea?
We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Swansea and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Swansea get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car passenger accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
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.
What should you consider when comparing Swansea solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 a moderate thumb injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,810 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What are the road accident statistics in Swansea
Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Swansea.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Swansea are relatively common. Official statistics show 6 fatal accidents, 61 serious accidents and 579 slight accidents in 2013 in Swansea (Total events were 646 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 603. Accidents in Swansea in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A4217 and B5444 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A483 and A4118 crossroads.
Swansea work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 accident figures in the Swansea Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Swansea Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2|
|Fall from height||24|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||73|
|Slip, trip or fall||109|
|Hit by vehicle||6|
|Hit by object||28|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.