Cardiff | Personal Injury Solicitors | No Win No Fee
By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 27th October 2023. If you live in or around Cardiff, our personal injury solicitors can help if you’ve suffered harm through no fault of your own.
On this page, you can learn more about our services and the types of cases that we can help you with.
However, if you’d rather speak with us now, you can call us for free on 0800 073 8804. You can also speak with us via our live chat box on the left hand side.
To find out more about how our personal injury solicitors can help you, please read on.
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- Do Cardiff Personal Injury Solicitors Have Criteria You Need To Meet?
- Advice On Finding The Best Cardiff Personal Injury Solicitors
- What Cases Can Legal Expert’s Solicitors Help You With?
- Compensation Amounts In Personal Injury Claims
- Make A No Win No Fee Claim With Our Personal Injury Solicitors
- Learn More About Cardiff Personal Injury Solicitors
In order to be able to win your Cardiff personal injury case, it is essential that your solicitor can evidence the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- That duty of care was breached by the defendant
- It can be proved that your illness or injury was caused by the defendant’s breach.
It is important to remember that the sooner you instruct a personal injury solicitor the better. It is easier to collect supporting evidence earlier on in a case rather than waiting until a period of time has passed.
Is There A Time Limit To Claim With Personal Injury Solicitors?
There is a time limit to claim with personal injury solicitors for a Cardiff accident. Per the Limitation Act 1980, you’ll have three years from the date you were injured to bring forward a claim.
Sometimes, exceptions are made to the limitation period. For example, if a child is injured, the time limit is paused until their 18th birthday. From this date, they will then have three years to start a claim. Alternatively, a litigation friend could be appointed to begin the personal injury claims process on their behalf prior to their 18th birthday.
If you have been injured in an accident in Cardiff, our personal injury solicitors could work with you on your case. To see if you could be eligible to work with one of them or to learn more about the other exceptions that apply to the three-year time limit, you can contact our advisors.
If you’ve decided that you want a solicitor to represent you when making your claim, it’s important to find one that will work best for you and your case. You may consider Cardiff solicitors if you are based in Cardiff yourself.
However, the experience of the solicitors in handling accident claims is more important to your claim’s success, and you are under no obligation to hire solicitors near you. When considering how to choose personal injury solicitors for a Cardiff accident, you can think about:
- Check that the solicitors you choose are registered under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – this site can also show you what type of claims the solicitors have successfully handled recently.
- If you are worried about the affordability of legal fees, it may help to choose solicitors who offer alternative funding options. You could search for No Win No Fee solicitors after a Cardiff accident, where conditional fee agreements offer cost-effective funding for your solicitor’s work.
For more information on how to find the best solicitors for your claim, get in touch with us at any time.
The Importance Of Checking Reviews Of Solicitors
Whilst we think that speaking to a solicitor either face to face or over the phone is a really good way to find out whether or not you could build a rapport with them, we also suggest that you check out some personal injury solicitor reviews prior to making that call.
Looking at reviews will give you a better idea of the range of service levels they offer. It is also worth checking out the success fees and insurance premiums that each individual firm charges.
Although many personal injury solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis, conditional fee agreements vary slightly in their terms and the proportion of the fee that is deducted at the end of the case may come as a nasty shock to the claimant if you are not prepared.
Legal Expert can provide solicitors to deal with a whole different range of personal injury claims throughout the UK. Here are just some of the cases that we can handle:
Accidents when working in Cardiff
A great many personal injuries occur in the workplace. If you have had an accident whilst at work in Cardiff then you may be able to make a claim against your employer. Here are some of the instances in which we can help you to make a claim.
Slip and fall injury claims
As illustrated by the table above, slip, trip and fall injuries are the most common injuries taking place in the workplace. If obstacles have been left in the way, floor surfaces are slippy or flooring is not properly maintained then you may be able to claim that your employer has been negligent and has failed in their duty of care to safeguard your health and wellbeing at work. In this scenario, you would be eligible to claim compensation and this is something that Legal Expert would be happy to help with.
Serious injury claims
Accidents resulting in serious injury can have devastating results. If the injuries suffered are so severe that you are unlikely to make a full recovery, this can completely change your way of life. You may no longer be able to do your job, look after your family or even look after yourself. We understand that following a serious injury you may need compensation to help you finance your change in circumstances. We also understand that this will be a very difficult time for you and your family and we will help you to make the claims process as easy as we possibly can.
Claims for road traffic accidents or car crashes in Cardiff
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident your injuries could range from a minor scrape through to serious injury and psychological trauma. Road traffic accidents in the Cardiff area are not uncommon. If you have suffered an injury following a road traffic accident then do not delay in seeking the help of a personal injury lawyer.
This section looks at what could be included in a successful claim after being harmed by negligent action in Cardiff.
In a successful claim, you will be eligible to claim under general damages, which compensates you for the negative impact on your quality of life and the general suffering your injury has caused. This may be calculated according to the severity of your injury and how long it is likely to affect you.
The table in this section includes compensation figures that relate to general damages, taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This publication includes brackets that are calculated using previous court payouts. However, they should not be taken as a guarantee of what you will receive, as every claim is unique.
|Hand||(A)||£140,660 to £201,490||Total of effective loss of both hands - they will both be little more than useless.|
|Leg||Very Serious||£54,830 to £87,890||Multiple fractures that will take a long time to heal and other injuries where there is a permanent issue with deformities and mobility. There will also be a risk of future arthritis.|
|Ankle||Moderate||£13,740 to £26,590||Ligament tears and fractures that can give rise to moderate disabilities such as difficulty walking or standing for long periods and residual scarring.|
|Face||(B)||£14,900 to £23,950||Multiple deforming facial bone fractures.|
|Thumb||Moderate||£9,670 to £12,590||Damage to tendons and nerves with resulting deformities and function impairment.|
|Pelvis/Hip||Lesser (i)||£3,950 to £12,590||No lasting disability, despite the injury being significant.|
|Finger||(M)||£8,640 to £12,240||Little finger is amputated.|
|Neck||Minor (i)||£4,350 to £7,890||Minor soft tissue injuries where a full recovery is made within 1-2 years.|
|Back||Minor (iii)||£2,450 to £4,350||No surgery is needed and a full recovery is made within 3-12 months.|
|Teeth||(iii)||£2,200 to £3,950||The loss of or serious damage to one front tooth.|
If you are eligible to claim under general damages, you could also potentially receive compensation for any financial loss under special damages. This must be related to your injury and could include:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Adaptions to the home
Get in touch today to find out what you could potentially claim. Our advisors can offer free and personalised estimations for your case.
You could consider working with a No Win No Fee solicitor for your Cardiff personal injury claim if you have valid grounds to bring forward this type of case. Our team of advisors are available to discuss your claim. If they determine you have a strong case, they may connect you with one of our solicitors.
Our No Win No Fee solicitors may offer to help with your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). With this type of agreement, you won’t be required to pay upfront or ongoing fees for their services. You also don’t need to pay your solicitor for the work they have provided if your claim is unsuccessful.
If your claim succeeds, then the No Win No Fee solicitor who supported your claim can take a legally capped percentage from the compensation awarded to you. This is often referred to as a success fee. To see if you could be eligible to work with one of our personal injury solicitors in Cardiff, you can contact our advisors by:
- Giving us a call on 0800 073 8804
- Writing to us using our contact form online
- Or by using our 24/7 online live chat service
If you have been involved in an accident in Cardiff then you may be seeking some additional advice and support. As well as contacting Cardiff personal injury solicitors, you may wish to speak to one of these useful organisations too.
Local Police Station
Address: King Edward VII Avenue,
Opening hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm, 7 days a week.
Local Crown Court
Address: The Law Courts,
Telephone: 02920 678730
Opening hours: Court building open: 8:30am to 5pm, Court counter open: 8:30am to 5pm
Address: University Hospital of Wales (UHW),
Telephone: 029 2074 7747
Thank you for reading our guide on Cardiff personal injury solicitors.