A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help clients throughout the UK to retain more compensation.

No matter whether you are based in Torrance or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Torrance personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Making your claim sooner should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Torrance

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Torrance are relatively commonplace with a total of 122 accidents (112 slight accidents, 10 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Dunbartonshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 123. Incidents in Torrance in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the B819 and A807 junction and on the A807 and B822 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of expert injury solicitors are experienced in obtaining optimum compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Torrance.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Torrance

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from lathe operators to town and country planners, to secure financial compensation awards.

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claim

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

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 and clinical negligence in Torrance

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

Industrial disease

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

Serious injury solicitors handling compensation in Torrance

The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. By limiting the stress serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors for many years have helped Claimants impacted by major accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Torrance No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Torrance and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Torrance, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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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.

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FAQs

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.

Locating the best personal injury solicitor for your claim

Instructing the best legal representation to help you is a critical step towards getting the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 31 offices within a 25 radius of Torrance - how can you make sure you choose the ideal firm to act for you?

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

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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