Vale of Glamorgan Personal Injury claims

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By Cai Bradley

on Thursday 13 December 2018

Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury or illness caused by the carelessness of another party. In order to make a personal injury claim, it must be proved that the negligent – and therefore liable – party was at-fault.

Once the at-fault party is determined and proved, negotiations will take place between us and the third-party insurer, following which compensation will be provided by the liable party’s insurer if the claim is successful.

Our personal injury solicitors in the Vale of Glamorgan can help you begin your claim today, so get in touch if you feel you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault.

Why Make a Personal Injury Claim?

Being hurt, physically or psychologically, is never a good experience – especially if it was someone else’s fault.

However, our personal injury lawyers covering the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend can help you receive compensation that may just make your recovery that little bit less stressful.

There are several types of claims, including clinical negligence, accidents at work, and professional negligence.

Firstly, if the claim is successful, you will receive compensation for ‘pain and suffering’ you have endured as a result of the injury.

You will also be compensated for any costs and expenses you have paid as a direct result of the injury – so, your travel expenses back-and-forth to the hospital, any medical costs and so on.

This also covers any home or car modifications, as well as mobility aids that you have had to purchase as a result of the injury.

For these expenses, you will need to provide proof of the costs, so be sure to keep hold of any receipts for evidence.

You can also claim expenses for any occasions you’ve had to rely on friends or family members to do your gardening, shopping, dressing you and so on. This is usually calculated on an hourly rate, so keep note of who does what for you if you are heavily reliant on anyone due to the injury.

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you deserve the right to compensation for the inconvenience and effect the injury has had on your life – which is why our solicitors always aim to recover the best pay-out for your situation.

How to Start your Personal Injury Claim in the Vale of Glamorgan

You can begin your injury claim today by getting in touch with our solicitors for a free consultation.

You should attempt to gather all the relevant information you have available on your injury and the incident that caused it, including the contact details of any witnesses and the at-fault party if available.

If you’re still in the process of gathering the evidence, or haven’t been able to see a medical professional yet to be assessed, we can arrange an appointment for you at the Princess of Wales Hospital or a GP in your area.

Regardless of how much information you do or do not have available, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our expert personal injury lawyers can give you free advice and explain how we should move on to the next stage of the claims process if your situation is suitable.

When Can I Claim for an Injury?

As a rule of thumb, personal injury claims must be made within three years of the injury or illness becoming apparent.

We may still be able to help you if you were injured over three years ago, so complete our short contact form and we will be in touch at a time that best suits you.

However, be aware that you should notify us as soon as possible, in order to give yourself the best chance of receiving compensation.

Personal Injury Statistics in the Vale of Glamorgan

In the Vale of Glamorgan during 2015-16, there were a total of 140 non-fatal injuries reported by the local authority.

Almost half of the personal injury claims that we receive occur on the road, which is reflected by the sheer amount of car accidents in Glamorgan during 2016-18. In those three years, there were 570 road traffic accidents reported in the Vale, with 94 being labelled ‘serious’.

Begin your Claim Today

If you have been injured and feel that it might’ve been someone else’s fault, whether it was an individual or an organisation, get in touch today for a free and confidential chat with our personal injury solicitors covering the Vale of Glamorgan.

We provide No Win No Fee solicitors that will only ever receive a percentage of successful claims, capped at 25%, so you will never be charged up-front when claiming through us.

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