A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Newcastle upon Tyne or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be shown 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 each of these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Newcastle upon Tyne

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from plasterers to museum education officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the Newcastle upon Tyne local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Newcastle upon Tyne Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported776968
Electric shock122
Machinery related191510
Exposed to fire320
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)832
Fall from height543133
Animal related (e.g. livestock)643
Lifting and carrying19812997
Physical assault433528
Slip or trip155119106
Struck against321617
Hit by vehicle9118
Struck by object684448
Crushed by something collapsing110

Further information: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Newcastle upon Tyne

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newcastle Upon Tyne are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 859 accidents (782 slight accidents, 77 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 918. 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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Newcastle Upon Tyne

When someone 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 clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want answers rather than injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Bernicia House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Officially reported figures underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Tyne And Wear and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public place (Newcastle upon Tyne local authority) negligence claims injuries like strained muscles experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Westgate Rd.

Newcastle upon Tyne solicitors for serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the change an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitor firms have aided families collect compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and cerebral palsy.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related disease to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

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Newcastle upon Tyne No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Newcastle upon Tyne and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Newcastle upon Tyne, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of injury claims in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Tyne and Wear get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Guidance for potential claimants looking for a solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

The difference in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors often surprises claimants.

For example the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?15,676 for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary from ?9,405 to ?13,324.

More information : How much can you claim?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Newcastle upon Tyne?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Newcastle Upon Tyne personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Reviews can be enlightening when deciding which lawyer to act for you.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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