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Personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly

In our years of experience valuing and handling claims, we know how stressful being injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault can be. In the wake of the incident, you may experience physical harm, psychological trauma and financial shortfall. However, did you know that you could be entitled to compensation if someone else was responsible for your suffering? If you want to hold a third-party liable in a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove the following three requirements apply to your situation:

  1. Did a third-party owe you a duty of care?
  2. Was the third-party in breach of this duty?
  3. Was your injury the result?

Whether you believe you could be entitled to compensation or you’d like more information, this guide aims to help you understand the process of making a personal injury claim. However, we advise you to seek help from a personal injury lawyer covering Caerphilly to give your claim the best chances of success. To see how we could help you, please contact our team of friendly advisors today where you can receive a free, no-obligation consultation on your situation:

Choose A Section

  1. A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Caerphilly
  2. Workplace Injuries And Accidents In Caerphilly
  3. Caerphilly Road Crashes And Traffic Accidents
  4. Caerphilly Bicycle And Motorbike Accident
  5. Public Liability Claims
  6. Slip And Fall Pavement Accidents
  7. Caerphilly County Borough Council
  8. Criminal Injuries And Assaults
  9. Claiming With An Expert Injury Claim Lawyer
  10. How Reviews Could Help You Compare The Services Of Lawyers
  11. Typical Settlements In Personal Injury Claims
  12. No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Caerphilly
  13. Helpful Contacts
  14. Quick Links 

A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Caerphilly

To provide you with a comprehensive overview of personal injury claims, we’ll begin by outlining the first steps you should take if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. First and foremost, be sure to seek medical attention for your injury. This also sees that the accident is logged in your medical records, which may help evidence your claim down the line. If you intend to seek compensation for your injury, we advise you to follow these steps next:

  • Make a record of your accident (or have someone you know to do this if you’re unable to)
    • Photograph the scene
    • Obtain contact details of witnesses
  • Seek help from a personal injury lawyer covering Caerphilly
    • Improve your claim’s chances of success with legal help (although it’s not a legal requirement to have a solicitor)

It’s important to note that there are two heads of damage you could claim for as part of your personal injury claim; general and special damages:

  • General damages → compensate physical and psychological harm, like your injury and any subsequent trauma
  • Special damages → aim to restore you back to the financial position you had prior to your injury, covering costs incurred like medical expenses and loss of earnings

This article aims to explain all of this and more regarding personal injury claims. However, if you’d like a more instant understanding of your situation, please contact one of our specialist advisors today for a free consultation and see how personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly could help you.

Limitation Periods

Please be aware that the time in which you can make a claim is limited. If you wait too long before starting legal proceedings, you could risk losing out on the compensation that you’re entitled to. Typically, the personal injury claims time limit is 3 years from the accident date or date you gained knowledge.

However, this limitation period differs for cases involving claimants under 18. Either, a parent or guardian can claim on their behalf, or they can wait until they turn 18 and make the claim themselves. These limitation periods also differ according to the claimant’s ability to claim. If the victim is incapacitated to the point that they’re unable to make legal proceedings, this limitation period is frozen up until they recover. If recovery is unlikely, then they have the option to appoint a ‘litigation friend’ to make a claim on their behalf.

Workplace Injuries And Accidents In Caerphilly

Have you been injured in a workplace accident in Caerphilly? In 2018/9, over 581,000 injuries were reportedly sustained at work, with the most common causes of injury including:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Handling, lifting and carrying
  • Being hit by a moving object

As employers owe a duty of care to employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, they could be held liable if their negligence was responsible for causing injury. From providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to conducting maintenance checks and repairs, certain steps can be undertaken to prevent hazards.

If you’re been injured at work through no fault of your own, our specialist advisors are available 24/7 to offer you expert advice. To receive a free assessment of your situation, please get in touch today to see how we could be of help.

Caerphilly Road Crashes And Traffic Accidents

Have you sustained an injury in a road accident in Caerphilly that wasn’t your fault? Any collision involving another road user or vehicle is defined as a road traffic accident, referred to as an RTA. In 2019, RTAs accounted for 153,158 injuries of all casualties on Britain’s roads. Common causes including: 

  • Misjudging another road user’s actions
  • Failing to pay appropriate attention
  • Poorly choosing or executing manoeuvres
  • Losing control

Under the Highway Code, road users owe a duty of care to others. Therefore, if you’re injured because of their negligence to this duty, you could hold them liable through a personal injury claim. If you’d like more information, please contact one of our specialist advisors and see how personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly could help.

Public Transport Accident Claims

Have you been injured in a public transport accident in Caerphilly through no fault of your own? In 2019, over 3,090 injuries were reportedly sustained in bus and coach road traffic accidents. Whether you slipped on an ungritted platform in an icy Caerphilly station or you were injured after a dangerous turn made by your bus driver resulted in a collision, you may be entitled to may a claim against owners and operators of public transport. For a free assessment with one of our specialists, please get in touch today to see what we could do for you.

Car Park Accidents

Have you sustained an injury after a Caerphilly car park accident? From defective barriers to dangerous potholes, there are a number of hazards that could cause accidents in car parks. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, owners and operators of a car park could be held liable if they were responsible for your injury. If they’re found to have breached their duty of care to you as one of their customers, you could be able to claim for negligence for the suffering they caused you. If you’re wondering whether you could be entitled to compensation for your car park accident injury, please speak to our advisors today for expert advice.

Caerphilly Bicycle And Motorbike Accident

Have you been injured in a Caerphilly motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault? Motorcyclists and cyclists alike have one of Britain’s highest casualty rates per mile travelled as one of our most vulnerable road user groups. In 2018, 17,550 injuries were sustained in cycling accidents. Incidents commonly caused by: 

  • Negligence of other road users
    • If a driver isn’t paying due care, they could miss a cyclist in their path and endanger them as a result
  • Poorly maintained surfaces
    • Surfaces in a poor state of repairs result in hazards, like potholes and faded road markings
  • Manufacturing issues to equipment
    • A defective safety helmet, for example, could mean a cyclist isn’t properly protected from injury

If you’re harmed in a cycling accident because another road user is in breach of the Highway Code, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Please contact our team of specialist advisors for free advice on how personal injury lawyers could help.

Public Liability Claims

Have you sustained an injury through no fault of your own in a public place accident? Public places, such as parks and shops, fall under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. This means that those in control of public places have a duty of care to ensure safety on their premises. Whether you were burnt by hot water from a faulty tap at the hairdressers or slipped on a leak with no hazard sign at the library, you could potentially be entitled to compensation for your suffering through a public liability claim.

However, in our experience, public liability claims can prove particularly challenging. Therefore, we advise you to seek help from a personal injury solicitor covering Caerphilly to increase your chances of making a successful claim. Please get in touch today to hear about the services we offer.

Caerphilly Parks And Open Space Accidents

If you live in the area you may be a frequent visitor to Morgan Jones Park and Castle Park, people like to visit open spaces for all different reasons from walking the dog to daily exercise. Parks are a place you can go as the public often without permission or charge. 

Did you know that open spaces, including public parks, also fall under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957? Therefore, those in control of these places could be held liable if you’re injured on their premises as a result of their negligence. Hazards can arise as a result of many factors, from natural hazards to poor maintenance. If you have been injured by poorly maintained outdoor gym equipment or tripped on a pothole while jogging through a park and you feel that your accident and subsequent injury could have been prevented then you might be wondering if you could make a claim for compensation. Call our advisors today and receive free legal advice and consultation of no-obligation. 

Accidents At The Shops

Another type of public place that falls under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 is retail environments, such as shops and shopping centres. Therefore, retailers could be held accountable if you’re injured as a result of their negligence. For example, you may have slipped on a wet floor with no sign indicating a hazard in a supermarket or tripped on loose stock obstructing your path in a Caerphilly market. Personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly could help ease the process of making a public liability claim. To find out more about our services, please speak to one of our advisors today.

Slip And Fall Pavement Accidents

Have you been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident in Caerphilly through no fault of your own? In 2018/9, these types of accidents reportedly accounted for just under a third of workplace injuries, with around 95% of major cases causing broken bones. If you have slipped, tripped and fell because a third party that was responsible for your well being failed in their duty of care you may have the grounds to claim if you are injured as a result. As well as these types of accidents being common in the workplace they are also quite common in public places such as on the pavement. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please get in touch with our specialist advisors today and see how personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly could help.

Caerphilly County Borough Council 

Did you know that local authorities, including Caerphilly County Borough Council, owe a duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957?

Councils are responsible for many different areas within their constituency, for example, public paths, roads, libraries, leisure centres, even some schools and public buildings to name but a few. It is vital that all these areas are safe as reasonably possible so the public that frequent these areas are safe.

Please contact our specialist advisors for a free assessment of your circumstances today. Given the tricky nature of public liability claims, it’s always best to have legal help, like that offered by our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Caerphilly.

Criminal Injuries And Assaults

If you’re experiencing trauma in the wake of a crime, you could be able to claim for the suffering you’ve endured through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Whether falling victim to a crime or even just witnessing one, psychological damage can be compensated in addition to physical harm. However, your circumstances must align with the following criteria in order for you to qualify:

  • The crime has been reported to the police
  • Legal proceedings are made no more than 2 years after the crime – this may vary.

If you’d like some advice on your situation, our specialist advisors provide free, no-obligation consultations. Personal injury solicitors could help you make a claim for your suffering, doing all the hard work for you. For more information, please reach out to us today.

Crime And Disorder In Caerphilly

If you’d like to see recent crime statistics in the Caerphilly area, the table below provides a breakdown:

Top Reported Crimes
Frequency
Violence against the person 1,669
Theft 1,112
Vehicle offences 763
Burglary 670

Claiming With An Expert Injury Claim Lawyer

Despite the fact that each claim is unique, you can typically expect a claim to follow a similar process:

  1. A solicitor is selected
  • Though it’s not a legal requirement, you may choose to have a personal injury solicitor handle your claim

2. Evidence is collected

  • To build your case, your solicitor will start to review evidence. 

3. The third-party is notified of your claim against them

4. The third-party accepts or denies liability

  • At this point, your claim will come back either resolved or disputed

5. A settlement is agreed

Please note that there is a small chance your case could go to court if it’s disputed, but this is rare. In these situations, it’s always best to have the experience of a legal professional on your side to guide you through the process. With years of experience handling a variety of cases, our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Caerphilly could help you make the most of your claim. To learn more about the services we can offer you, please speak to one of our advisors today.

Where You Could Find A Lawyer

In searching for a solicitor, many claimants look to their local high street for law firms near them. In Caerphilly, there are plenty of options from Cardiff Road to Piccadilly Square. But first, consider whether you are you limiting your claim’s chances of success by confining your search?

Will I Need A Local Lawyer?

As technology has evolved the location of your solicitor shouldn’t be a priority. Personal injury lawyers covering Caerphilly are able to connect with clients remotely; over the phone, via email, and even offer to meet-up in person. Wherever you are, why not speak to one of our advisors today to see how we could help you?

What Happens During A Checkup?

In most cases, solicitors set-up appointments for their clients to undergo a medical assessment with an independent specialist. You can expect the practitioner to perform a physical examination and ask you about your accident in relation to your injury. This aims to corroborate details you provided about how you sustained your injury and determine the impact it’s had on you, evidencing your claim.

The resulting report will help your solicitor value your case, so it’s important not to ignore their request for you to attend. We’ve provided an example of a medical specialist near you at the end of this guide to give you an idea of how far you may have to travel. Your appointment will always be as close to your home location as possible. 

How Reviews Could Help You Compare The Services Of Lawyers

Choosing a solicitor can be daunting, given the number of law firms available. However, reading online reviews can provide you with an insight into the services on offer that you won’t get from solicitors’ themselves. From past clients’ personal experiences of making a claim to recommendations of solicitors, we recommend online reviews to help narrow down your search for a personal injury lawyer.

Typical Settlements In Personal Injury Claims

Despite the temptation to use online tools referred to as ‘personal injury compensation calculators’, we would advise against this. Our specialist advisors work with our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Caerphilly to provide reliable settlement estimates. With years of experience valuing cases, we take even the smallest details into consideration to provide our clients with trustworthy figures.

If you’d like to discuss how much compensation you could be entitled to receive, please get in touch today. In the meantime, the table below can give you an idea of actual award values, using data from the Judicial College Guidelines:

InjuryNotesAward
Neck (minor)Full recovery predicted, typically within 1 to 2 years£4,080 to £7,410
Significant facial scarringEffects can be reduced by plastic surgery but subsequent psychological damage is lasting£8,550 to £28,240
Very serious jaw injuryMultiple severe fractures needing prolonged treatment and permanent damage, including pain and restricted eating ability£28,610 to £42,730
Very severe ankle injuryExtensive fracturing or soft tissue damage resulting in deformity, with future injury risking amputation£46,980 to £65,420
Amputation of both feetSimilar to below-knee amputations in that useful ankle joints are lost£158,970 to £189,110

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Caerphilly

If your solicitor doesn’t win your compensation for you, you don’t have to pay their legal fees. In the case that your solicitor succeeds with your claim, you’ll be required to pay them a small portion of your compensation. This is commonly referred to as a ‘success fee’.

However, you don’t need to worry about losing much of your payout, as this is a legally-capped amount so you’re still appropriately compensated. For our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Caerphilly, working on a No Win No Fee basis is standard procedure. We work diligently to secure you the compensation that you deserve, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injury.

Helpful Contacts

Whether you want to make a claim or would like a specialist assessment of your situation, we have years of experience handling claims for clients across Britain.

If you’d like to get in touch, you can call us on 0800 408 7825 or use the chat feature at the bottom of your screen. Our advisors are available 24/7 and are waiting to hear from you.

Quick Links

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Medical Experts

DoctorLocation
Louise WhyteHealth & Sports Physiotherapy,
50-52 Station Road,
Llanishen,
Cardiff,
CF14 5PQ

Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre – Contacts

Cardiff Civil and Family Justice Centre
2 Park Street,
Cardiff,
CF10 1ET

Caerphilly County Borough Council – Contacts

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Tredomen Park,
Hengoed,
CF82 7PG
https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/

Article by LA

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