Newcastle Personal Injury Claims

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By Cai Bradley

on Thursday 13 December 2018

Newcastle city

No Win No Fee Solicitors in Newcastle

Being hurt in an accident is never on anyone’s wish list, but it unfortunately happens on a daily basis to people across the whole of the UK.

If you have been hurt in an incident – either physically or psychologically – in Newcastle, and feel that someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation to help you recover.

Our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors covering Newcastle are available to help you win the best compensation available for your personal situation, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think you may have a claim to make.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

‘Personal injury’ is a type of claim that provides compensation for those who were owed a duty of care which was disregarded, resulting in an injury or illness that was not their fault.

For example, if an employee in Newcastle is exposed to asbestos through their workplace and ends up being ill as a direct result of it, the employee could begin a personal injury claim against their employer.

What Does Personal Injury Compensation Cover?

Compensation for pain and suffering is the main bulk of the pay-out, with a sum of money being awarded for a certain injury in accordance with its severity, as outlined in our injury pay-out guide.

Compensation for pain and suffering that you experienced during and following the incident is an essential part of the pay-out you receive. Certain injuries will be worth more than others, depending primarily on their severity and implication on your life. 

However, the pain and suffering compensation is only part of what you will receive as an overall pay-out.

It is also possible that you will receive compensation for:

  • Lost earnings due to time off work

  • Implications of not being able to work in the future

  • Psychological damage

  • Car or home modifications

  • Medical or care costs

  • Travel and accommodation expenses

  • Rehabilitation or physiotherapy prescribed by medical professionals

How Long do Personal Injury Claims Usually Take?

It’s very difficult to know how long a personal injury claim will take without any information about the case, as timescales vary considerably with each case, depending on a number of factors.

A clear-cut non-fault road traffic collision can be settled in a few weeks, whereas a more complex case (including medical negligence and the like) can take around three years to be settled.

One factor that impacts the amount of time a personal injury claim takes is the type of injury endured, and the severity of that injury. It is likely that the more severe cases will take longer to settle, as there are typically more serious consequences after those injuries.

Aside from the injury itself, the amount of time it takes to gather all the relevant medical evidence can affect the claim’s timescale. Additionally, whether the third-party is cooperative and admits liability, or whether you know who they are at all, can add time to the claiming process.

Although we can’t say for sure how long your personal injury claim will take without some information about your situation, you can rest assured that we will be working as efficiently as possible to deliver your compensation as quickly as possible.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors in Newcastle

Our services are provided on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay any expenses up-front and we will only receive fees if we win the case for you.

When we recover compensation for you, we will receive a small percentage of the overall pay-out, which is capped at 25% of the amount you’re paid.

Before taking on your claim, we will decide whether or not we are able to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement.

If we are happy and agree to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis, we will let you know and it will be placed within our agreed contract.

So, if you feel you have a claim to make, simply give us a call today or complete our short contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

0808 1454275

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