Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a claim
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.
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.
Which claims does Quittance conduct in Newcastle upon Tyne and Tyne and Wear?
Quittance's network of solicitors assist individuals in Newcastle upon Tyne and throughout Tyne and Wear whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries.
Medical negligence in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Medical negligence, which is now more correctly known as 'clinical negligence', is the term for when an injury or illness is suffered by a person a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Tyne and Wear and Newcastle Upon Tyne have worked on cases made against local hospitals that include The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, New Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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.
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.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||3||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||8||3||2|
|Fall from height||54||31||33|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||6||4||3|
|Lifting and carrying||198||129||97|
|Slip or trip||155||119||106|
|Hit by vehicle||9||11||8|
|Struck by object||68||44||48|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related disease to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Newcastle upon Tyne No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means that the legal fees will not be charged. In the event that you win your compensation claim, the legal fees must be settled by the losing party.
Will the Claimant have to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means you have absolutely no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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