Speak to a personal injury solicitor today

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

How were you injured?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Newcastle upon Tyne

Vehicle accidents in Newcastle upon Tyne are quite common. Government data indicates there were 539 road accidents in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2021 (447 slight accidents, 89 accidents and 3 fatalities). Incidents in the Newcastle Upon Tyne area in 2013 included car crashes on the unknown of the A167 and A184 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A186 and A189 crossroads.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Newcastle upon Tyne, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Newcastle upon Tyne work accident claims

In 2021, there were 215 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Newcastle upon Tyne.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a forklift driver or a personal trainer, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Work accidents in Newcastle upon Tyne (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Reported16%
Electric shock0%
Machinery related2%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting and carrying23%
Physical assault7%
Slip or trip25%
Struck against4%
Hit by vehicle2%
Struck by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

Newcastle upon Tyne clinical negligence claims

When a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Newcastle upon Tyne, including North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Bernicia House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Newcastle upon Tyne public place accident claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you were hurt at a public swimming pool or in an office, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include brain injuries or amputations.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Newcastle upon Tyne and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Newcastle upon Tyne?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a car collision or during a negligent medical procedure.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Newcastle upon Tyne solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor