Ceredigion Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 14th September 2021. Welcome to our Ceredigion personal injury solicitors guide. Are you a Ceredigion resident who has suffered an injury or illness because of an accident that was not your fault? If your accident was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, then trust Legal Expert to help you claim personal injury compensation for your ordeal. We are an established and respected personal injury lawyer’s firm that can provide you with an excellent Ceredigion personal injury solicitor to represent you in your compensation claim. Many of our clients are awarded compensation packages for their injuries worth tens of thousands of pounds, or even higher, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
What’s the first step in getting started on your personal injury case? Give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804 to take advantage of our free legal consultation. An informed advisor will offer you free legal advice and will be able to assess whether or not you are entitled to compensation, given your personal circumstances surrounding your accident.
They can also estimate how much your personal injury claim could be worth. You will then have the best personal injury solicitors for Ceredigion available, based on their skills and experience, who will start working on your compensation claim immediately. Remember, if you were hurt, made ill, or had a medical condition worsened because of someone else’s negligent behaviour, suing the responsible party will hold them accountable and encourage them and others to act more responsibly towards others in the future. You will be able to claim money to cover the costs of any medical treatment or specialist care you may need and receive a large lump sum to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
This personal injury claims guide was created for people living in Ceredigion who need solicitors to manage their personal injury claims. If you do not live in Ceredigion, Legal Expert operates across Great Britain, so can also provide a personal injury solicitor who covers your area.
How Do Legal Expert Help Victims Of Accidents That Were Not Their Fault?
If you are a Ceredigion resident involved in an accident that was not your fault that resulted in you becoming injured or ill, Legal Expert could help you claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Whether you were the victim of a road traffic accident, accident at work, an accident in a shop, a slip and fall accident or any other sort of accident, we can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor that has an excellent track record of winning cases like yours. What’s more, each solicitor will offer you a No Win No Fee option, so there is no financial risk involved in making your claim.
In Great Britain, there is a three-year personal injury claims time limit, which usually means that you will have three years since your accident took place to make your claim. However, if you had a complicated diagnosis. Or were diagnosed with an injury that took many years to have its full effect on you (such as vibration white finger), then you will have three years from the time you realised that you had become injured or ill. To see if you are entitled to compensation and then begin your accident claim, call Legal Expert. And our personal injury solicitors in the Ceredigion area can provide expert advice for you today on how to claim.
Find Out If You Are Eligible To Make A Personal Injury Claim
In personal injury cases, the person claiming the compensation is called the Claimant. The person or party that they are claiming compensation from is called the Defendant. If you think you may be owed personal injury compensation, you may be anxious to know whether or not you legally qualify for it.
To make a successful accident claim for compensation, your solicitor will have to prove the following:
- That the Defendant owed you (the Claimant) a duty of care. A duty of care means that one party has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the well being and uphold the health and safety of another party.
- That the Defendant was negligent towards you and breached their duty of care towards you.
- Finally, your solicitor will need to find evidence that the negligence on the part of the Defendant was the cause of your illness or injury. In the case of medical malpractice, you may need to provide evidence that their negligence worsened an existing medical condition.
So let’s give an example of what this means in real terms. A customer may have suffered an accident when they were shopping in a supermarket. The accident occurred because there was a spill on the floor. This is a health and safety hazard which the supermarket the Defendant would have been responsible for clearing up. Mopping up the spill and signposting the wet floor so that the customers and staff knew to avoid it would have been a sufficient control measure to mean that this hazard no longer put customers and staff at risk.
According to The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957 and the Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974, businesses have a duty of care towards their customers and staff, so ignoring a hazard is negligence. If the spill was ignored, this is negligence. If a customer suffers a slip and fall accident because of their spill, where they injure their back, the supermarket could be held liable for the customer’s injuries. The customer’s personal injury lawyer could find evidence to prove that the supermarket’s negligence caused the claimant’s back injuries by reviewing shop CCTV footage, eyewitness accounts and medical reports, amongst other items.
Why Having The Best Personal Injury Lawyer Is Crucial To Your Claim
If you are going to make a personal injury and accident claim, you must use the best personal injury lawyer to represent you in your claim. Using the personal injury lawyer with the right skills and experience to handle your claim will make a big difference as to whether you win your claim and are awarded as much compensation as you are entitled to? It pays to do your research. All solicitors in Great Britain are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). However, the quality of service you may receive may vary. Factors you should consider when choosing a solicitor’s firm can include the fees they charge, whether or not they offer a No Win No Fee package and if they specialise in certain types of accident and injury claims (for example, medical negligence or road traffic accidents).
To be guaranteed high quality of service, call Legal Expert to speak about your options. We can provide you with a personal injury solicitor with a strong track record of winning personal injury and accident claims similar to yours. Our solicitors will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to, and you will also get the opportunity to make a No Win No Fee claim. We have information below about things you should consider before making a No Win No Fee claim with our personal injury solicitors for Ceredigion.
Should I Read Personal Injury Solicitors Reviews Online?
Legal Expert recommends that you read reviews of solicitors online if you are thinking about making a personal injury claim. If you read reviews of solicitors online on services such as Google or TrustPilot, you can get an idea of whether or not the firm’s previous customers were happy with the service they received and would recommend them to someone they know. By reading personal injury solicitors reviews on the internet, you will also see what sort of claims the solicitors specialise in and whether or not they have a good track record of winning claims like yours.
Do I Have To Use A Ceredigion Personal Injury Solicitor?
It’s common for clients to think that if they live in Ceredigion, they have to use a Ceredigion personal injury solicitor or a West Wales solicitor to make their personal injury and accident claim. If you have been injured in Ceredigion, you can use a solicitor based anywhere in the country to handle your claim. Whilst you may be provided with a more local solicitor, the solicitor best suited to handling your claim may be based elsewhere. In that case, we would prioritise specialism and experience over the location.
It should be noted that our national claim service is not located in this area. You can be consulted remotely by your solicitor and keep up communication throughout your personal injury case using various methods. Of course, you will probably need a medical assessment which has to be done in person. Legal Expert can arrange for you to have your medical assessment done locally at a time and place that is more convenient to you. If you experience an accident that was not your fault, contact Legal Expert today to enquire about making a No Win No Fee claim. Our personal injury solicitors in the Ceredigion area will do the rest.
Personal Injury And Accident Claims Our Team Can Handle
At Legal Expert, our team handles compensation claims for all kinds of illnesses and injuries. As long as a claim fills the legal criteria to qualify for personal injury compensation, we will consider taking it on. Below are some examples of personal injury cases we can conduct for clients in Ceredigion and the rest of Wales.
Cases Of Clinical Negligence
If you have been made ill, injured, or had an existing medical condition worsened due to substandard care caused by medical negligence, you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses have a duty of care towards their patients, so if a patient is harmed because of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner or the institution that they work for, they could be held liable for their injuries and have to pay them for compensation. What are some examples of medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice? These could be a doctor misdiagnosing a patient, a surgical error, or failing to spot the signs of a serious time-bound illness such as cancer. If you or your next of kin have been harmed due to medical malpractice in Ceredigion or elsewhere, call Legal Expert today to see if you have grounds to make a claim.
Claiming For An Accident At Work
According to the Health and Safety Act of 1974, employers have a duty of care towards their employees, including agency workers and self-employed contractors, whilst they work on the organisation’s premises. Therefore employers are responsible for conducting regular risk assessments to identify health and safety hazards that could pose a risk to their staff. Then they must apply control hazards to remove what these hazards pose. If the employer fails to uphold their duty of care and an employee is injured or made ill because of negligence on the employer’s part, they could be held legally liable for the victim’s injuries and have to pay them compensation for any injuries caused.
The table below provides a glimpse into the potential payouts that you could receive for your claim. But if you are injured because of an accident at work in West Wales or elsewhere, call Legal Expert today to enquire about finding the best personal injury lawyer to represent your claim.
|Brain injury||Very severe||£282,010 to £403,990||The award bracket is given as an estimate for victims who have suffered severe brain damage and are unresponsive. In what is referred to as a vegetable state.|
|Brain injury||Moderately severe||£219,070 to £282,010||Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.|
|Brain injury||Less severe||£15,320 to £43,060||Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.|
|Eye Injury||Total blindness||In the region of £268,720||Total blindness|
|Eye Injury||Loss of sight in one eye||£49,270 to £54,830||This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.|
|Eye Injury||Minor||£3,950 to £8,730||Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.|
|Arm Injury||Loss of both arms||£240,790 to £300,000||Amputation of both full arms will receive the maximum award here. This compensation range also covers the amputation of one arm, or whether the amputation is to be the full or part of the arm. The restrictions this will have in the future are also taken into consideration.|
|Arm Injury||Permanent and substantial disablement||£39,170 to £59,860||If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||£19,200 to £39,170||This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.|
|Leg Injury||Loss of both legs||£240,790 to £282,010||Amputation of both or one leg will warrant this amount of compensation to be awarded. It will also be taken in to consideration if the leg is amputated above or below the knee.|
|Leg Injury||Less serious||Up to £27,760||Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.|
|Neck Injury||Severe||Up to £148,330||Neck injuries can be very severe causing problems with movement in different areas of the body. An injury to the neck can cause pain in this area for a lengthy time.|
|Neck Injury||Moderate||Up to £38,490||Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Minor||Up to £7,890||These amounts of compensation are roughly the brackets for whiplash depending on how long it lasts, how painful it is and the long term prognosis.|
|Hand Injury||Loss of both hands||£140,660 to £201,490||This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.|
|Hand Injury||Serious||£29,000 to £61,910||Likely to have seen a reduction in capacity by 50 per cent. Several fingers may have been amputated and re-joined, leaving a clawed or unsightly hand.|
|Elbow Injury||Severely disabling||£39,170 to £54,830||Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Up to £12,590||Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.|
|Wrist Injury||Severe||£47,620 to £59,860||No wrist function at all.|
|Back Injury||Severe||£38,780 to £69,730||Severe back injuries to the upper or lower part of the back, maybe causing paralysis or any issues relating to the organs within the lower part of the body.|
|Back Injury||Minor||Up to £12,510||Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.|
|Back Injury||Moderate||£12,510 to £27,760||This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Severe||£59,860 to £100,670||Debilitating symptoms, impacting work life, social life, and relationships with family and friends. Prognosis for recovery is likely to be poor, with symptoms having some permanency.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Less severe||£3,950 to £8,180||Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Very severe||£29,780 to £97,330||Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less severe||£17,960 to £48,420||These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less significant||£3,950 to £13,740||Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.|
|Knee Injury||Severe||£26,190 to £43,460||Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
|Knee Injury||Moderate||Up to £26,190||Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||£12,770 to £19,200||Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.|
|Shoulder Injury||Moderate||£7,890 to £12,770||Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.|
|Shoulder Injury||Minor||Up to £7,890||Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.|
Statistics for those hurt in an accident at work in Powys County Council area
|Accidents at work (RIDAGGR) in the Powys Local Authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Injury related to machinery||10||6||5|
|Exposure to a harmful substance||3||4||2|
|Falling from high up, such as from a ladder||21||15||13|
|Caused by an animal||5||2||1|
|Lifting, carrying and handling||52||35||28|
|Assaults and attacks||18||6||8|
|Falling on the same level||57||39||36|
|Being hit by a moving vehicle||4||1||2|
|Being hit by something||20||18||13|
|Trapped or crushed under something||0||1||0|
Industrial Disease Compensation Claims
Following this, let’s remember that part of an employer’s duty of care also means preventing employees from contracting industrial diseases. This means that if you work in an environment or with substances that can cause industrial diseases, or worsen an existing condition such as asthma, then your employer is legally obliged to protect you from these substances. If they fail to do so because of negligence, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds from them in compensation. If you have contracted an industrial disease due to negligence on the part of your employer, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.
Cases Of Trips Or Falls
Trip and fall injuries are a common cause of personal injury and accident claims. These accidents are easily avoidable, but unfortunately, they happen frequently because of simple acts of negligence. Cases of trips or falls can be caused by hazards on the floor such as a broken pavement slab, a wet floor in a restaurant, or broken floor tiles. They can also be caused by broken furniture, such as a broken railing, which can give way under someone’s weight, causing them to fall. If your injury from a slip and fall accident was serious enough to cause you to miss at least three days off work, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about claiming slip, trip and fall injury compensation. We will have the right personal injury solicitors covering Ceredigion for you.
Claims In Cases Of Serious Injuries
Sadly, we do sometimes represent claims for people who have experienced serious injuries. These could be life-changing injuries such as brain damage, third-degree burns or an injury that leaves the victim permanently disabled. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of negligence on the part of a third party, you should at the very least claim compensation to hold them accountable for their irresponsible actions. What’s more, if you make a successful personal injury and accident claim, your compensation will be able to provide you with the best possible care for your claim and support you in the years to come. Call us today to enquire about starting your claim with us today, or see our online guide serious injury compensation claims to get started.
Road Traffic And Car Crash Accident Claims
Drivers have a duty of care towards other road users. If someone drives irresponsibly or causes a road traffic accident due to negligence, they could be held legally liable for any injuries that they may cause and have to pay the victim compensation. These injuries could be drink-driving accidents, rear-end shunts, pedestrians being hit by cars and accidents involving roundabouts, amongst other scenarios. If you believe that you have grounds to make a road traffic accident claim, call Legal Expert today for free legal advice and to get started with your claim.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics In Ceredigion
This table includes reported road casualties in Ceredigion seriously injured or killed.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims Explained
If you are a Ceredigion resident injured in an accident that was not your fault, making a No Win No Fee compensation claim may be the more affordable and less stressful option for you. There is no risk of going out of pocket with a No Win no fee claim if you do not win your claim. How does No Win No Fee work? You will be offered a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which means that you will not have to pay your personal injury solicitor a penny if you do not win your claim. Because there is no financial risk involved, many clients feel more confident making a No Win No Fee claim. Also, because your solicitor’s fees will be deducted from your final pay package, you will not have to pay us any money upfront. Not having to pay upfront funds is also a bonus of making a No Win No Fee claim for many clients.
Is No Win No Fee Really Free?
Many clients can be sceptical of no win no fee claims and ask us, “Is No Win No Fee really free?” The answer is no; No Win No Fee compensation claims are not free. Instead, you pay your solicitors fees on the condition that your solicitor wins your compensation claim. If your solicitor does not win your claim, you will not pay, which means there is no risk of going out of pocket. In the likely event that you win your no win no fee claim, you will pay your fees out of your much larger compensation package. Please read our guide to using a No Win No Fee solicitor in West Wales or Britain today.
Contact Legal Expert Today To Begin Your Claim
If you live in Ceredigion and have been injured or made ill by an accident that was not your fault, trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right personal injury solicitor covering this area to help you claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we would love to represent your personal injury and accident claim. A top personal injury solicitor from Legal Expert will ensure that you claim the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to and will offer you the opportunity to make a No Win No Fee claim. You can be confident that you are using the best personal injury lawyer to represent your case.
Speak To Us Today
If you are based in Ceredigion or elsewhere in the country, speak to Legal Expert today to find the right solicitor to represent you in your personal injury claim. Call us for your free legal consultation and legal advice. Alternatively, complete the online claims form on our website, and we will contact you about your claim very soon.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, here is the contact information for different organisations in the Ceredigion area that may assist you.
Local road safety
Information about road safety concerning the public from Ceredigion County Council.
Aberystwyth Police Station
Boulevard De Saint Brieuc,
Tel: 01267 222020
Aberystwyth Justice Centre
Tel: 01970 621250
Bronglais General Hospital
Tel: 01970 623131
Legal Expert Accident Claims Guides
Legal Expert has guides for different types of personal injuries and guides to types of accidents. Below are some of our most relevant links and online guides concerning different types of personal injury claims. See the search bar above for more options on how to claim.
Legal Expert’s Guide To Accidents At Work
Our guide to claiming injuries caused by an accident at work.
How Much Compensation For A Tripping On A Pavement Accident?
A guide to claiming compensation for accidents in the street, such as slips, trips, and falls on the pavement or a pedestrianised area.
Ceredigion Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is a personal injury claim?
This is any claim that you make after suffering injuries in an accident that someone else causes.
What injuries could I claim for?
These could include sprains, strains, fractures, muscle tears and other, more serious injuries.
And what accidents could you claim for?
These include workplace accidents, slips, trips, falls, and any road traffic accidents (RTAs).
What could I do to maximise my compensation payout?
This is about presenting the strongest evidence possible in your favour.
How do I win my case?
This is about proving that the defendant breached their duty of care towards you by causing an accident that left you hurt.
What happens during the claims process?
Your solicitor will gather evidence with you undergoing a medical assessment, and then from there, settlement negotiations begin.
Why might the defendant reject liability?
This is generally due to the defendant attempting to avoid paying out if they believe they didn’t cause your injury.
And why might it benefit me for the case to go to court?
If the case goes before a judge, you have the best chance of achieving your main compensation target.
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