Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Northumberland or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Making your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
What issues to consider when choosing the best injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
The disparity in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £18,509 for a broken leg can vary from £11,105 to £15,733.
More information : How to compare personal injury solicitors
Read Northumberland personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Reviews can be revealing if you are considering which solicitor best serves your needs.
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.
What claims does Quittance conduct in Northumberland?
Quittance's network of lawyers help clients receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by colophony.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped people, from electricians to nursery teachers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics in the Northumberland local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Northumberland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||18||16||11|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||3||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||14||9||3|
|Fall from height||42||33||38|
|Lifting and handling injuries||127||83||75|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||140||98||100|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||6||7|
|Hit by falling object||42||41||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||2|
Northumberland serious injury claims
We understand the critical change compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants.
By reducing the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury places on a Claimant, a successful claim allows individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have helped people claim damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from serious psychiatric harm to back injuries.
Clinical negligence in Northumberland
Medical negligence (more correctly called Clinical Negligence) is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a failing by a hospital or other medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering North East England and Northumberland have helped with medical negligence claims made against hospitals including Rothbury Community Hospital, Whitton Bank Road, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7RW.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident in the North East England workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken toes happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Village Hall.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Northumberland
Road accidents involving vehicles in Northumberland are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 997 accidents (860 slight accidents, 123 serious accidents and 14 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Northumberland local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,086.
Quittances panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) litigators are experienced in in achieving the highest damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Northumberland.
Northumberland No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Northumberland usually conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if the case is lost.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our 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.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Find more answers without picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Get your claim underway
You can begin a personal injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to the Quittance team.
Our expert team look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.