No one plans to be injured. We see our role as to help to rebuild shattered lives after an accident. Compensation is not a windfall, it is intended to compensate you for the pain, suffering and inconvenience of an injury and put you in the position you would have been in had the accident never occurred. Typically after an accident you may suffer a loss of earnings, or need rehabilitation or have future care needs, we will ensure that you are fully supported in your recovery and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
If you have had an accident or been a victim of medical negligence or disease within the last three years that caused you an injury and someone else is to blame, contact us. We offer a free initial appointment to advise you so that you may make an informed choice as to how you wish to proceed. We are also willing to act on a “no win no fee” basis, in appropriate cases.
We have adapted all of our systems and invested in technology to enable us to assist you remotely – we can take instructions from you by video call; you can sign forms or letters digitally; we can even verify ID remotely.
We’re proud of our ability to attract and retain specialist lawyers who offer truly excellent legal advice and first class, down-to-earth support for our clients at a time when we know you might feel incredibly vulnerable and may also be very unwell during a legal process.
Our lawyers, led by Clive Thomas, Head of our Personal Injury Team, provide strong legal advice and support for you, communicate clearly with you and ensure that you have the best supporting experts to strengthen and fight your case in order to seek justice, redress, accident compensation and to help ensure a quality of life going forwards.
Our team are recommended in the latest Legal 500 and Chambersand Partners guides to the best in the UK and hold specialist individual accreditations which evidence our ability to get the best possible outcome for our clients.
You can claim compensation for the actual injury (general damages) caused as a result of the accident or negligent medical treatment and can also claim any out of pocket expenses (special damages) as a result. These can include your loss of earnings, medical expenses and any care and wellbeing needs that you have received or will need in the future from a professional carer or family members.
We will assess your claim at an initial free interview at one of our offices or if you prefer at your home or at hospital. At that interview we will explain the options to fund your claim, which include the possibility of legal aid, legal expenses insurance via your home contents insurance policy, or a No win, No fee agreement.
‘Watkins & Gunn has a long-established presence in south east Wales and a good reputation for representing local clients in and around Cardiff, Newport and Pontypool.’