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Accident Claims                                                    

Can you make an accident claim?                                                                                                

If you have had an accident within the last 3 years which caused you an injury and someone else is to blame then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.                                                                   

What are the common types of accident?

Our specialist personal injury lawyers deal many different types of accident claim but the most common accident claims are accidents at work, road traffic accidents (whiplash claims) and slipping/tripping accidents -
Accidents at Work
Accident at work claims include the broad range of accidents that can occur at your place of work. This could be an accident at a factory or an accident at an office or any other workplace accident. Commonly they involve accidents caused by defective machinery or dangerous machinery; slips or trips on debris or a wet or dangerous surface; injuries caused by lifting or manual handling; exposure to harmful and dangerous chemicals or substances; falls from height; and repetitive strain injuries. All manner of injuries can be caused by workplace accident ranging from a serious head injury or losing a limb to fractures, burns and soft tissue bruising. If you slip, trip or fall and have sustained a personal injury as a result then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accident claims normally involve a car accident or a car crash, like a rear end shunt or an accident at a roundabout, where there has been an injury to the driver and/or an injury to a passenger or a pedestrian. It commonly causes a whiplash injury to the neck or a back injury and bruising from the seatbelt but can be much more serious injuries from high impact collisions such as motorway accidents and pile ups. Claims include injuries to passengers, often children, as well as drivers and also an accident on a bus or in a taxi and bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents. The claim will normally be made against an insurance company but in cases of uninsured drivers or untraced” hit and run” drivers we make the claim through the Motor Insurance Bureau.
Slipping or Tripping Accidents
Slipping and Tripping accident claims often occur after tripping over a pavement due to a defect e.g. a pothole or as raised or rocking paving slab, and involve a claim against the local Council. It also includes claims for tripping or slipping in a in a supermarket, a shop or a restaurant or at a school or any other premises. Injuries again vary but often include broken/fractured or sprained wrists, broken legs, sprained ankles and bruising.
What can you claim?
You can claim compensation for your injury (called General Damages) and for your out of pocket expenses caused by the accident (called special damages) including your loss of earnings, medical expenses and damage to your property. We ensure that you get all of the compensation that you are entitled to with no deductions.  Download our “So You’ve had an Accident” sheet for more information on typical compensation figures.
What will it cost you?
We are able to act on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have to pay us unless your win your case.
Why choose Watkins & Gunn?
We have a specialist team of personal injury lawyers in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypool offering a fast high quality service and have a very high success rate of over 90%. Our team are Members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and also individually accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and so you can be sure that your case will be dealt with by an expert and you will receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to. We are also recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Publication as one of the leading Personal Injury firms in the UK. So call us today!
Remember you don’t pay us anything unless you win your case!!
The Team's handling of cases is particularly admired by Counsel and peers, who describe it as "straightforward and ultra-efficient" whilst maintaining an "ethos of interest and passion" Chambers and Partners 2012.




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