By Max Morris. Last Updated 20th July 2022. If you’ve been in an accident in Cwmbran, resulting in an injury that was caused due to the breach in the duty of care that was owed to you, you may be considering a compensation claim, but unsure about how to go about it. Our guide details the various scenarios where an accident in Cwmbran could potentially happen. It also covers the claims process from beginning to end. And it also explains how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Cwmbran could support you.
The list below contains key headings should you wish to read a particular section.
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- A Guide To Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Cwmbran
- Injury At Work Lawyers Covering Your Area
- Injuries From Traffic Accidents In Cwmbran
- Injuries From Bike Crashes
- Injuries In Public Spaces
- Injuries From Slipping, Tripping Or Falling
- Claim Against Your Local Council
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- How You Could Make A Personal Injury Or Accident Claim
- What Is The Best Way To Choose Between Lawyers?
- How Typical Compensation Claims Are Calculated
- Solicitors for Cwmbran – What are the Benefits of No Win No Fee?
- Help And Contact Details
- References And Quick Links
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A Guide To Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Cwmbran
To make a compensation claim for negligence after an accident in Cwmbran, 3 criteria must be met:
- Another person/organisation owed you a duty of care
- This duty was breached through negligence
- And the accident led to you suffering an injury/illness
This guide details multiple areas of personal injury claims;
- Work-related injuries
- Traffic accidents
- Cycling collisions
- Accidents in parks, playgrounds & supermarkets
- Slips, trips & falls
- Assaults & local crime
A personal injury claims time limit exists, and it’s twofold. You have 3 years to claim after the accident. Alternatively, you have 3 years from the date of knowledge.
Injury At Work Lawyers Covering Your Area
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets guidelines for employers to follow when it comes to the health and safety of the workforce. This Act or piece of legislation works to protect the health and well being of employees and ensures that they are not put in harm ways through negligent work practices.
The Health and Safety Executive noted 581,000 non-fatal work injuries; 69,208 injuries reported under RIDDOR 2018/19. Add to that 111 deaths at work during 2019/20.
An accident at work in Cwmbran could come in all shapes and sizes, from office accidents to building site incidents no matter where you work if health and safety is not a priority then workplace injuries may occur. Some potential scenarios are:
- An injury from minimal training on the job that caused your accident.
- Ingesting harmful substances due to no risk assessment
- An injury from poorly-operational company equipment
- A burn resulting from no available Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Injuries From Traffic Accidents In Cwmbran
An accident on the A4042 sounds concerning. And an accident on the M4 sounds frightening. But traffic accidents can happen no matter which road you are on. Road traffic accidents in Cwmbran could potentially occur for various reasons such as:
- Using a mobile while driving
- Poor driving skills
- Eating at the wheel
- Distractions from other travellers
Innocent motorists or pedestrians can be killed in a split-second from a crash. But even survivors can still suffer life-changing injuries due to another person’s lack of attention.
It isn’t just other drivers that could cause a traffic accident, though. Road conditions can contribute greatly. Snow and ice, potholes are amongst the hazards. If you road traffic accident which caused your injury was the result of a breach in the duty of care owed to you, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
For more information on public road traffic accidents please read our guide – how we can help after a road accident.
Injuries When Using Public Transport
Regular cars aren’t the only vehicles that can cause accidents. Injuries can be suffered when travelling by bus, coach, train and private hire taxi. Even at a Cwmbran bus station or a Cwmbran railway station, accidents could possibly happen.
Public transport operators have a duty of care towards passengers. If that is negligently breached, you could take action if subsequently, it causes you harm. Depending on who is liable for your suffering would ultimately depend on whom the claim would be made against. It could be the public transport operator or it could be a negligent third party. Call our advisors to see who may be liable for your suffering
Injuries When In A Car Park
Car parks aren’t immune to incidents. Low-velocity collisions could cause significant damage. Whiplash, broken bones and psychological trauma are amongst the consequences of a car park crash.
Technically there are two types of accidents that could occur in a car park. The first being a road traffic accident whether that is vehicles colliding or a pedestrian being knocked over. The second is public liability accidents if the operator of the car park has failed to make it reasonably safe and a visitor has been injured due to their negligence. We can help you with both. Call our number at the top of the page.
Injuries From Bike Crashes
If you are involved in a cycling accident that was the fault of third party negligence you may consider claiming compensation if you are injured as a result. If you need further advice or you would like to begin a claim why not call our advisors. If they can see that you have valid grounds to make a claim they will connect you to our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Cwmbran.
Injuries In Public Spaces
Cwmbran Park and Sandybrook Park are examples of stunning, pleasant greenery in Cwmbran. Similarly, visitors love taking in River Afon Lwyd and Henllys Local Nature Reserve.
Those who have a responsibility to public areas must ensure they are safe for the public to use. This can be done in many ways including risk assessments, and maintenance and repair.
Use our Contact Form to contact our advisors for an accident in a park or public space. Personal injury lawyers covering Cwmbran could support your case by ensuring you have all the right evidence submitted at the right time.
Accidents At The Park
ROSPA estimated that around 40,000 children visit hospital every year due to playground/park injuries. Accidents may be caused by:
- Poor equipment
- Incorrect installation
- Poor maintenance
- Inadequate layout and design
We know how to react to accidents in public parks. If your child had been injured due to faulty playground equipment then you may want to act as litigation friend to pursue a claim on their behalf.
Accidents At The Shops And Supermarkets
Cwmbran Centre has plenty of great shops. Retailers owe their visitors and customers a duty of care. It is important that safety systems are implemented within supermarkets and retail outlets to prevent customers from being harmed. Causes of preventable accidents in shopping centres;
- Poor housekeeping
- Low-quality design and maintenance of aisles
- Insufficient health and safety training for staff
If you are hurt while shopping, then try to capture the cause of your accident, report it to a member fo staff and have it logged within their accident book. Importantly seek medical attention. There is a personal injury claims time limit of generally 3 years so please call our advisors to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
Injuries From Slipping, Tripping Or Falling
Sometimes, slips, trips or falls can cause serious injuries. Indeed, the Health and Safety Executive says 95% of major slips, trips or falls cause broken bones. Examples of slips trips and falls are:
- Bruises from slipping on an icy surface
- Bones fractured after tripping over a raised paving stone
If you have slipped, tripped and fallen due to a hazard that should not have been there if those responsible would have been following health and safety protocols you may have a valid claim for being compensated for your suffering
Claim Against Your Local Council
Then we come to a public injury claims against your a council for an accident that could have been avoided. Public spaces may be owned by the authorities that manage a city or town. It could be a beach, park, library or community centre.
If you are injured on land that is the responsibility of a council and your injury was caused through negligence take images of the cause of the accident; using a ruler to measure the width and depth. Seek medical attention not only so your injury is treated but also so your medical records are updated and can be used for evidence if you have a valid claim. We work with claimants concerning accidents on council property. Call our advisors today for more information.
Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
An assault can result in grave consequences for the victim. But even survivors can be permanently scarred from a crime.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was set up to provide compensation for those who are harmed through a criminal act when there is no other route for financial help. Firstly, the crime has to be reported to the police. The claim must be made within 2 years, though the limitation period extends for historic sex crimes.
You can use the telephone number at the top of the page to contact us.
Crime Rates On Torfaen
The crime statistics for Cwmbran are covered by those for the larger borough of Torfaen. This table provides figures based on Torfaen’s overall crime rate.
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
How You Could Make A Personal Injury Or Accident Claim
The claims process can confuse some, but that’s why we’re here! It’s important to know how things progress between you filing a compensation suit and potentially receiving payment.
When you contact us, we first identify whether the claim is likely to succeed. Otherwise, it would waste your time and resources. Assuming that it is, we then build your case while gathering as much supporting evidence as possible. We also remain in touch regularly.
Areas In Cwmbran Where You Could Find A Lawyer
You may think “I have to go to Avondale Road, Glyndwr Road or William Brown Close” for a solicitor. Due to the breakthroughs in technology you are no longer limited to local services you can use a legal firm from anywhere in the country
First-class representation can be the difference between winning and losing a case. Even with the evidence in your favour, a poor law firm might lead to you getting nothing. So focus not on who’s within walking distance, but who will secure compensation for you.
Why Medical Checkups Are Necessary
An independent medical examination is crucial. That’s because a defence team may question the legitimacy of an injury. A thorough medical check from a neutral doctor ensures the most accurate, honest assessment of your condition. We also recommend providing evidence of medical checks from before the incident. This will reaffirm the link between the accident and your present-day condition. And so the likelihood of you winning your case increases. Use our Live Chat to find out more.
What Is The Best Way To Choose Between Lawyers?
If you need a lawyer for a personal injury claim, there are numerous factors to consider. One is their previous track record; do they win cases more often than not? Another is whether they have a speciality towards a particular type of accident.
Read reviews from former clients, ensure that they are interested in helping you and have a good success rate. We always put customer service first in working towards potentially claiming the compensation that you deserve.
How Typical Compensation Claims Are Calculated
A first-time claimant may wonder what they’re entitled to. No two payouts are identical. This table provides a snapshot of some payouts based on particular injuries and conditions. These figures are provided by the Judicial College.
|Total Blindness and Deafness
|In the region of
|Complete loss of sight in both eyes and complete loss of hearing in both ears.
|Total Loss Of Taste and Smell
|In the region of £39,170
|Complete loss of the ability to taste or smell.
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
|£8,180 to £23,150
|A psychiatric disorder in reaction to psychological trauma; a virtually full recovery inside 12-24 months with minimal symptoms thereafter.
|£5,720 to £13,280
|A hand injury pertaining to a crush, a penetrating wound, a soft tissue type or a deep laceration.
|£1,710 to £2,520
|A basic fracture of the nose with a full recovery.
Solicitors for Cwmbran – What are the Benefits of No Win No Fee?
A solicitor for Cwmbran could offer you their services on a No Win No Fee basis. Normally, when you hire a solicitor, you would pay them an upfront fee and then pay them throughout the claims process. This can fluctuate based on the costs of your solicitor and the services that are required as part of your claim.
However, by using a Conditional Fee Agreement (No Win No Fee), it takes some of the financial burden away. You do not need to pay any upfront costs to your solicitor. Furthermore, your solicitor’s legal fees will be taken as a legally capped portion of your compensation at the end of the claim. This will all be clarified and agreed upon before using their services.
You would also only pay for your solicitor’s legal fees if your claim was successful. This means that our panel of solicitors will not waste your time – they will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonable chance of success.
You may be wondering, “can I claim for an accident in Cwmbran today?”. We would only be able to confirm whether you can claim if you give us a call. Please contact us at a time that suits you using the provided details.
Help And Contact Details
It’s now time for you to communicate with us about your situation. Contact us today to discuss your accident in greater depth. You can do so by:
- Telephoning 0800 408 7825
- Completing our online contact form
- Using our Live Chat to talk with an advisor instantly
Our team can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also communicate via video calls on smart devices should that be more beneficial than face-to-face meetings. Take the first step towards compensation, and we’ll then take care of you.
References And Quick Links
Thank you for reading our guide on personal injury lawyers covering Cwmbran. Further links about our services and specific accidents are below. We also have the nearest medical professionals who we work with, your local Court, and the local council.
Click here for guidance on claiming for a car accident.
To learn more about public transport incidents, you can click here.
For further details on potential accident hot-spots, click here.
Where Medical Checkups Could Take Place
Newport NP10 8BB
|Insight Health Screening Ltd
4 Imperial Courtyard
Newport NP10 8UL
|Michael A. Williams
|Newport Cardiac Centre
4 Imperial Courtyard
Newport NP10 8UL
Newport Civil And Family Court – Contact Details
|Newport Civil And Family Court
Newport NP19 7AA
Torfaen Council Covering Cwmbran – Contact Details
|Torfaen County Borough Council
Cwmbran NP44 8HT
Article by AR