Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016

Whether you live in Gateshead or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Making a personal injury claim

Powerful legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Your lawyer will discuss these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Gateshead - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The disparity in the amount of fees between firms is a material consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £84,634 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems can vary from £50,780 to £71,938.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In most cases, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.

What kinds of cases does Quittance conduct in Gateshead and Tyne and Wear?

Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Gateshead and throughout Tyne and Wear. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from mesolthelioma to farmers lung.

Road traffic compensation claims

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Gateshead are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 652 accidents (591 slight accidents, 53 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gateshead local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 699. Incidents in the Gateshead area in 2013 included collisions on the unknown of the A167 and A184 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A186 and A189 crossroads.

Our panel of proficient road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Gateshead.

Slips, trips and falls

Official data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Tyne And Wear and the UK. These types of accident are often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as bruised legs sustained on obstructed pathways are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Sunderland Road and on High St.

Gateshead serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital difference injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Quittance's team fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted Claimants, from factory workers to electrical engineers, to claim compensation. Work accident figures for the Gateshead local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Gateshead Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other424446
Electric shock injury003
Machinery related181615
Exposed to explosion130
Fire related (e.g. burns)021
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)737
Fall from height362426
Animal related301
Lifting and handling injuries1449090
Physical assault6912
Slip, trip, fall same level10711490
Struck against21229
Hit by vehicle965
Hit by object683446
Trapped by something collapsing110

Medical and clinical negligence in Gateshead

Clinical negligence - until recently referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Gateshead have helped Claimants with cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Bensham Hospital, Saltwell Road, Gateshead, NE8 4YL.

How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Gateshead claims for compensation

Should your injury claim be won, the costs for your lawyer will be covered by the other side or their insurer. If your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.

Are there any additional fees?

Quittance's solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay the lawyer's fees should you do not win. Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Before you decide to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. Answers can help you make the right decision for your future.

Get more answers online without being required to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions.

Ready to begin a personal injury claim?

When you have made the decision to proceed, you can start the personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with our contact form here.

Speak to the Quittance team today for more detail about you claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.