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Personal Injury Claims Solicitors
If you have been injured, whether due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, or due to the deliberate actions of another person, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We know how important compensation can be for everything from helping you pay for treatment you require and replacing lost income while you recover from your injuries to funding support, equipment and other essentials you need to cope with any lasting effects from your injuries.
Over the past 30 years, Devonalds has successfully recovered compensation for thousands of clients. Our team are highly experienced in all areas of personal injury law, so can give you the best chance of success for your claim.
Our personal injury lawyers will give you a decision on whether your claim has a reasonable prospect of success within a short period of time. We do not believe in taking on any old claim and stringing along the client for several months or years, with little hope of success.
We take on many of our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning everyone can have access to the legal help they need to achieve fair compensation for their injuries. We will explain all of the available options, including negotiation and court action, advising you on the most appropriate way to proceed so you can get the compensation you deserve quickly and cost-effectively with the minimum stress.
Our personal injury claims service
Our personal injury lawyers help people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and throughout South Wales to pursue compensation claims for a wide range of accidental injuries, including:
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Medical/Clinical Negligence
- ‘Trip and Slip’ claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
- Occupiers Liability
- Employers Liability
- Public Liability
- Highways Act claims
- Defective Premises Act claims
No win, no fee personal injury claims
We believe that everyone should have the right to fair compensation when they have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or malicious action. That’s why we represent many of our clients on a no win, no fee basis, meaning your financial situation should not be a barrier to you pursuing a compensation claim.
We will be clear about whether no win, no fee is appropriate for you upfront and clearly explain what our fees are and how they work, so you know exactly what you are agreeing to. We aim to keep our fees fair and transparent, so you know that you will get the maximum benefit from your compensation.
Why choose Devonalds personal injury claims solicitors?
Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience pursuing compensation claims for clients suffering from a wide variety of injuries. We have a strong track record of successful claims and know how to make the process run as smoothly and quickly as possible, so you get the compensation you need in a timely fashion.
We understand how confusing and stressful dealing with an injury can be, so aim to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We offer a calm, empathetic approach and will make sure to let you know what is happening at every step of the process and answer any questions you have in plain English, so you are always kept in the loop.
We have achieved Personal Injury Accreditation from the Law Society, in recognition of our knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of personal injury law.
Common questions about personal injury claims
How do I claim for personal injury compensation?
The process starts with our solicitors sending a claim letter to the person or organisation you hold responsible for your injury. This letter will detail the specifics of your injury and how it occurred. The recipient will normally have up to 3 months to respond to the letter, although the time limit may be shorter, depending on the circumstances.
Where the defendant accepts liability for your injury, we will seek to negotiate a fair compensation settlement with them. Where they do not accept responsibility, or if it is not possible to negotiate an acceptable settlement, we will usually then apply to a court for a resolution.
You will be given a court date where we will represent you and the defendant will be able to put across their argument for why they feel they are not liable. The court will then decide if you are entitled to compensation and, if so, how much this should be.
What is the time limit for making a personal injury claim?
Generally, you have up to 3 years from the time of an injury to start a compensation claim. The exact time limit may vary, however, depending on the circumstances, so it is a good idea to consult an expert personal injury lawyer at the earliest opportunity to ensure you do not miss out.
How long does it take to get compensation for a personal injury?
The amount of time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim can vary significantly, depending on the circumstances and whether the defendant accepts liability and is willing to quickly negotiate a settlement. If the defendant does not accept liability, it can take months or even (in rare circumstances) years to achieve a resolution.
Fortunately, for many personal injury claims there is an option that can allow them to be resolved relatively quickly. The Ministry of Justice’s streamlined settlement process can be used for Road Traffic Accidents, employer’s liability cases and public liability cases valued between £1,000-£25,000. This means relatively straightforward cases can often be resolved in around 4-9 months.
We appreciate that knowing how long your claim is likely to take is an important factor for many people pursuing personal injury compensation. We will, therefore, make sure to give you a realistic timescale at the outset and keep you informed at every stage of the claims process, so you have a clear picture of how things are progressing.
Read our blog post: 5 Reasons to bring an injury claim sooner rather than later
Get in touch with our personal injury claims solicitors in Bridgend, Tonypandy, Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the surrounding South Wales area.
If you have suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, our personal injury claims solicitors will help you claim compensation. Find out more about starting a claim by contacting your local Devonalds office in Bridgend, Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Tonypandy, Treorchy or Tylorstown.