Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

We have helped hundreds of people in Torquay, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether a child was injured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Torquay

You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Torquay's roads due to another driver's carelessness.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision on Torquay's roads, or were involved as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains how to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Torquay

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

No matter what your employment status, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place accidents

Government statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Devon workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery, a carrying injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to pleural thickening.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured claimant. The panel of expert lawyers work hard for compensation for severe injuries. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. The panel of solicitors work with medical experts, insurers and the legal system ensuring families affected by major accidents get the support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and brain tumours.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Torquay No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Torquay injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Torquay, Devon and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Torquay?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Torquay, Devon and across the country, recover injury compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Do you need to choose a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not so important as injury cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a firm that provides medical facilities near Torquay as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

See - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing Torquay personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Torquay

Quittance's group of best of breed personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Torquay.

Accidents involving vehicles in Torquay are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 364 accidents (311 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Torbay local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 363.

Torquay work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work accident data in the Torbay Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Torbay Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
General12
Machinery related3
Explosion related (e.g. dust)0
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)4
Fall from height (ladder)15
Lifting and carrying30
Physical assault6
Slip, trip or fall39
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by object7
Crushed by something collapsing0

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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