Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Torrance, Glasgow and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
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 there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Torrance road accident claims
Drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured on Torrance's roads because of someone else's actions.
Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a car accident on Torrance's roads, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Torrance
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever your job is, whether you are a vet's assistant injured by an animal or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Health and Safety statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the workplace. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for example, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.
Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from workplace cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Torrance 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, Torrance 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 Torrance, Glasgow 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.
Speak to an expert
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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What experience do you have of claims in Torrance?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Torrance, Glasgow and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Glasgow seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Are Torrance claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Comparing injury solicitors in Torrance - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The contrast in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £31,095 for loss of hearing in one ear can vary from £18,657 to £26,431.
Further reading How to compare personal injury fees
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.