An accident in Llanelli could not only cause physical/psychological damage, but it could also impact other areas of your life. You might need to take time off work to recover or pay extra for medical treatment. In severe cases, you might not be able to return to work at all.
But whatever the repercussions might be, you could claim compensation if someone else is at fault for your injuries. With help from a personal injury solicitor, you could hold a third party liable for numerous types of accidents, such as tripping over an obstruction in a supermarket or a head-on M4 accident as long as you can prove that a third party who had responsibility for your health and safety allowed your accident to happen through negligence.
If at any point you require further assistance about your potential claim, please do not hesitate to contact our team using the contact details at the bottom of this page. An expert could explain how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Llanelli could support you. Alternatively, dial 0800 408 7825 today to speak with our team.
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In this guide, you’ll find free, impartial advice about claiming compensation for third-party negligence. We’ll aim to clarify as much technical jargon as possible, such as:
- No Win No Fee agreements.
- Public liability insurance.
- Personal injury claims calculators.
- Personal injury claims time limits.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever you feel ready to discuss your case, our advisors will be there waiting for you.
Call our team today for more information about No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Llanelli. We look forward to hearing from you.
Limitation Periods For Compensation Claims
Before a solicitor can begin work on your case, they must first determine whether your circumstances fall within the relevant personal injury claims time limit. Often, claimants will overlook their limitation period and miss out on a settlement amount as a result. Therefore, swift action is extremely important.
Under the Limitation Act 1980, there are numerous time limits.
If you’re an adult claiming compensation, you’ll usually have up to 3-years from the accident date to begin a claim.
For children, the basis of a time limit is slightly different. Before their 18th birthday, only a parent/guardian can act on their behalf. If no claim is made before then, the victim has 3-years from their 18th birthday to claim on their own accord.
In cases where the victim no longer possesses the mental capacity to claim, there are two options. First of all, the courts may wait until the victim recovers. However, if this isn’t likely, a ‘litigation friend’ could represent the case, as laid out by the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Every company must meet regulatory standards of safety as set by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This is a legal obligation that every workplace must abide by.
Your employer can create a safer working environment by conducting and implementing the following measures;
- Regular maintenance checks and prompt repairs if necessary.
- Staff training.
- Issuing suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Routine inspections.
- Carrying out regular risk assessments.
Without the above measures, a range of problems could worsen over time. As a result, employees could sustain physical/psychological injuries. Examples of workplace hazards include:
- Faulty equipment.
- Obstructions (i.e. uneven carpets, stock, trailing cables).
- Lack of training (i.e. in lifting heavy stock or handling machinery).
- No safety materials throughout workspace (i.e. leaflets, posters, books).
If you feel negligence from your employer lead to your injuries, you could hold a valid claim.
Please call our team today to discuss an accident in the workplace.
A road traffic accident is a collision between one or more road users. Also known as an RTA, these incidents can happen on any roads, such as:
- Country lanes.
- Town centre roads.
- Minor/major routes.
Not only could an RTA cause physical damage, but it could also lead to severe psychological distress too. But whatever the type of harm you experience, you could claim compensation if another party was at fault for a Llanelli road accident. From A484 incidents to M4 accidents, our claims team could help
There are several factors which can contribute toward an RTA, such as:
- Drink driving (inc. drugs).
- Weather conditions.
- Panic stops.
From rear-end bumps resulting in whiplash injuries to head-on collisions leading to severe damage, you could claim compensation for third-party negligence. Call our team today to find out how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Llanelli could help with Llanelli road accidents.
Accidents At A Llanelli Station, Train Or Bus Crashes
You don’t have to be in control of a vehicle to hold a valid claim. If you experience an accident as a passenger on public transport in which caused you an injury, if it is due to a breach in the duty of care owed to you, you could claim compensation for the injuries you sustain.
There are numerous accidents which fall under this bracket, including:
- Llanelli train accidents.
- Bus collisions with other road users.
- Your taxi crashes into another vehicle.
- Becoming trapped in faulty coach doors as they close.
- Tripping over an obstruction in a train station.
For more information about how personal injury lawyers could help you for an accident in Llanelli resulting from negligence, please click here.
Accidents In Car Parks
As with other public facilities, all car park premises should retain reasonable safety measures for all those on-site.
In any area where the public can make use of, it’s vital that reasonable safety standards are upheld at all times (i.e. through maintenance and repairs). Without these measures, there are two types of accidents that could take place in a car park: public liability and road traffic accidents (RTAs).
An incident of public liability or even a road accident could derive from defects of the premises, such as:
- Structural weaknesses.
- Faulty barriers.
Whatever the type of incident that causes injury, you could potentially claim compensation for harm — providing another party who owed you a duty of care was at fault. Click here for further advice about accident claims for car park injuries.
Those who travel on motorbikes or cycles are inherently more at risk of suffering an injury due to the fact that they have less protection in terms of a vehicle shell. They also do not have safety features such as airbags or seatbelts. Cyclists can be very hard to see especially at night because of their mode of transport is much smaller than other vehicles.
If you have sustained an injury as a cyclist on the road due to the poor conditions of a cycle lane or because a negligent third party road user knocked you off your bike call our advisors today to see if you have a case for compensation.
Your legal representative must determine who holds ownership of the area where the incident took place to establish who may be responsible this could be; private landlords, business owners and local councils.
Those responsible for public areas must ensure safety on-site as much as reasonably possible under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957,
In Llanelli public spaces include:
- River Loughor.
- Parc Dwr Y Sandy-Sandy Water Park.
- Llanelli Indoor market.
Determining, whether an occupier is responsible for your suffering, can be tricky. As you need to provide evidence that you were firstly owed a duty of care, that this duty of care was in breach and that those who you hold responsible caused your avoidable suffering through negligence. That is why we always recommend you have a specialist legal representative pursuing your case for you.
Contact our advisors today for a free case assessment and through consultation, they can answer any questions you have and advise if you have a valid claim.
Injuries At A Park
From evening runs along River Loughor to days out with your friends at Parc Dwr Y Sandy-Water Park, parks and open spaces are a great way to meet up with friends, have play dates, even exercise.
It is vital that public open spaces are maintained as if they fall into disrepair the following may occur;
- Surface defects.
- Broken, rusty and defective equipment (i.e. benches, swings, play equipment).
- Raised kerbstones.
- Overgrown tree roots.
If you have suffered an injury in an open space try to gather evidence, photograph the cause of your injury, seek medical attention, and contact our advisors for your next steps. Click here for more information on park accident claims.
Injuries At The Shopping Centre
On a weekly basis, you might visit a number of shopping facilities in Llanelli. Whatever the purpose of your trip, you should be kept safe from preventable harm. As laid out by Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, every operator has a duty of care to uphold.
If you sustain injuries while shopping, you should question whether the cause was negligence from another party. If so, you could have reasonable grounds to make a claim. Examples of third party negligence include:
- Obstructions in aisles (i.e. stock).
- Slippery floors with no warning signage.
- Loose shelving (resulting in stock/other items falling on customers).
Call our claims team today for more information about public liability, along with how No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors covering Llanelli could help you.
According to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips/trips were one of the most common accidents in work in 2018/19.
Although these incidents are extremely common, they’re actually easily preventable. Some of the simplest factors will often contribute to an accident of this nature. As below, these include:
- Clutter, damage or obstructions in pathways.
- Poor design/maintenance of communal areas.
- Inadequate housekeeping of the above (i.e. trailing cables, insufficient cleaning, wet floors, defective carpets and other hazards).
While you might consider pursuing a claim by yourself, you could seek help from a personal injury solicitor. As a result, you could spend more time focussing on your recovery.
Contact our team today for more information.
Councils have a legal obligation to implement various safety precautions across all spaces they are responsible for. Measures can include, risk assessments, routine inspection, maintenance and repair.
A council may use the following measures in identifying hazards:
- An appropriate system that routinely inspects all areas of council responsibility.
- A reporting system which allows residents to request repair action for issues within a reasonable timeframe.
Depending on the type of incident which you are looking to claim for councils have their own criteria. It is always best to gather as much evidence as you can to support your claim. Taking images of the accident scene, if it is a pavement or pothole use a ruler or tape measure to capture its dimensions. Seek medical attention and speak to a solicitor as they will inform you if you are eligible for compensation.
Although nobody will prepare for violent crime, these incidents can occur at any given time.
Whether you are a victim of crime, bore witness or was simply trying to stop an incident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
When there’s no other avenue for compensation, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) offers support. To hold a valid claim for both physical and psychological harm, the incident must meet the following requirements:
- The crime is reported to the police.
- You bring forward proceedings within 2-years of the incident (except in extenuating circumstances).
A compensation claim for criminal injuries could be for:
- Sexual Assault.
- Hate crime.
- Domestic violence.
- Gun/knife crime.
Get in touch with our advisors today for free, impartial advice and support with your assault bodily injury claim.
Rates Of Crimes In Camarthenshire
You can find statistics that reflect rates of crimes in Camarthenshire in the table below, taken from a report by the Local Government Association (LGA).
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
|Public order offences
As this guide will explain in more detail, there’s a lot of factors you should take into consideration before making a claim. From crucial evidence to attending your medical appointment, every factor will play a huge part in the final outcome of your claim. Therefore, it’s important you take on board the advice from your personal injury solicitor.
Please continue reading for more information about the claims process.
What Are Assessments By Doctors?
Your medical appointment will play a crucial role in calculating your final settlement amount. Therefore, it’s important you attend.
Under this assessment, a specialist will ask you about your injuries, along with any effects they might’ve had. You’ll answer a series of questions about your condition and a report will be written. In most cases, this appointment could take place near your home, which means you won’t need to travel far either.
Why Local Lawyers Aren’t Needed For A Claim
You may find solicitors on Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli, but you are not legally limited to instructing solicitors within your local area, you may find a solicitor with more experience in cases like yours if you widen your search.
You can receive regular updates via:
- Face to face meetings.
This means you can pursue a claim from the comfort of your own home. Call our team today for more information about personal injury law firms covering Llanelli.
Sometimes, a quick internet search for law firms can bring up hundreds of results. With so much, it’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed.
Insteading of wasting time looking at every website, there’s an easier way to find out important information about your potential choices. By reading online reviews, you can find out more about each solicitor from past experiences of previous clients. Often, these snippets will detail:
- How reliable they were.
- What their success rates are.
- Whether they handle claims similar to yours.
- How professional they conducted themselves.
Alternatively, a simple telephone consultation with our team can also help. Call our advisors today for more information about choosing personal injury law firms covering Llanelli.
Your final settlement amount will comprise of two forms of loss: general damages and special damages.
Any expense you incur because of your injuries (i.e. travel expenses, medications, loss of earnings) can be claimed back as special damages. However, you will need to retain proof in the form of receipts, bank statements, etc.
General damages will depend on the victim’s level of pain, mental anguish and suffering following their injuries. You can find examples of figures relating to various injuries in the table below.
|Moderate to Very Severe
|£40,410 to £379,100
|Total Deafness to Total Deafness and Loss of Speech
|£85,170 to £132,040
|Serious to Severe
|£11,980 to £45,070
|Severe Leg Injuries
|Serious to Very Serious
|£36,790 to £85,600
|Moderate to Very Severe
|£12,900 to £102,890
|Serious to Amputation of the Great Toe
|£9,010 to (the region of) £29,380
|Simple (no surgery) to Serious
|£2,180 to £14,810
Please note the above amounts are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG is an organisation responsible for training judges in Courts across England and Wales.
For a more accurate estimate of your potential payout, please contact our team today.
Under a No Win No Fee agreement, you’ll gain access to numerous benefits, such as:
- No kick-start fees required to begin your claim.
- You won’t pay any surprise fees mid-proceedings.
What’s more, you’ll rejoice in knowing that you won’t be held accountable for your solicitor’s fees if your claim is unsuccessful. When your solicitor does succeed, they’ll deduct a small portion of the final settlement to cover their costs; known as a “success fee”. You won’t need to worry about how much is taken, as this percentage is capped by legislation.
Should you require more information about how No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors covering Llanelli could handle your claim, please contact our team. An expert adviser is on hand 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
Below, you’ll find various ways to reach our team. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When it’s convenient for you, contact a specialist adviser from our team. But bare in mind that your personal injury claims time limit is ticking away.
Reach out to us via:
- Telephone: Dial 0800 408 7825 at any point in the day.
- Chat Online: Use our instant messaging function in the corner of this page.
- Receive A Callback: Submit your details here.
When you call, a specialist will assess your circumstances under a free, no-obligation consultation. So, what have you got to lose?
Thank you for reading our online guide, we hope you found it useful. If you would like to read about other areas No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Llanelli could help with, please consider the resources below.
Doctors Who We Work With
|Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Seraphim Aesthetics Clinic,
Corner House Haverfordwest,
Contacting Llanelli Law Courts
|Llanelli Law Courts
|Town Hall Square,
Contacting Carmarthenshire Council
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