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Jarrow Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

Jarrow personal injury solicitors

Jarrow personal injury solicitors

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 1st October 2021. Welcome to our Jarrow personal injury solicitors guide. Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor following an accident in the Jarrow area? If so, Legal Expert is a personal injury law firm with a panel of solicitors covering any personal injury claims across Great Britain.

Choosing the right injury lawyer is important, and this guide will explain how you can select the right solicitor to pursue your claim, how Legal Expert can help you make a claim and how our no win no fee service works.

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is where you, as the claimant, ask the defendant to compensate you for an injury sustained in an accident that was their fault. It can include compensation for the injury, personal financial loss, care costs, loss of earnings, the cost to replace damaged property and treatment costs.

Furthermore, a personal injury claim can be made for road traffic accidents, medical negligence, accidents at work and accidents in public places. In fact, Jarrow personal injury solicitors can claim for any accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence and caused harm in some way.

How we help victims of accidents to make a compensation claim

Legal Expert can help you make a personal injury claim by matching you with one of our specialist solicitors. We can help you proceed with your claim risk-free, as all of the claims we take on are done so using our no win no fee agreements.

Our team of personal injury lawyers all have years of experience in making claims and know what’s needed to make a claim successful and how to present the evidence to show that you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation.

What are your rights to claim compensation

When making a claim for an accident in the Jarrow area, or anywhere else in the UK, several things need to be proven for a claim to be successful:

  1. Did the person responsible for the accident owe you a duty of care?
  2. Did they breach that duty of care by doing (or not doing something)?
  3. And finally, was it that breach of care that caused your accident?

You may not know the answers to these questions right away, so please speak to us for advice but, if you think somebody else was to blame for your injuries, you are likely to be able to make a compensation claim.

Checklist for finding the right solicitor to conduct your claim

If you’re looking for the best Jarrow personal injury solicitors to make your claim, then you may wonder where you should start when choosing one. Here are a few ideas of what you should look for:

  • Look for an experienced firm with a good online presence and has been trading, as a specialist injury lawyer, for a good period.
  • You may want to choose a solicitor or lawyer that offers a no win no fee service. You can eliminate a lot of worry by using these types of agreements as if you lose your claim; you won’t end up with huge legal fees with no compensation.
  • Don’t always rely on friends and family’s recommendations alone. Every case is different, and therefore a solicitor that worked well for a friend may not necessarily be the right one for you. Review their choice but look further afield as well.
  • Reviews of injury solicitors online can be a good starting point.

Remember that the solicitor you appoint will be representing you and how they conduct themselves with your case will have a bearing on the rest of your future.

Read reviews of solicitors, lawyers, and legal firms

Mentioned briefly in the last section, online reviews of solicitors can be a great starting point in making your choice of personal injury solicitor, but there are a few things to bear in mind: Use them as a guide or starting point; have a look at what other clients are saying about the amount of compensation they received, how happy they were with the service and promptness received from all of the staff at the solicitor’s firm; and use independent review sites as well.

Experience is more important than location.

Many clients believe that they have to use personal injury solicitors within their area, such as the Jarrow area when lodging a compensation claim, but that is far from the truth. There is no legal requirement for your solicitor to be based in any particular area. It’s much more important to find Jarrow personal injury solicitors with good experience and success in making claims and who can demonstrate this to you.

Most correspondence between a solicitor and client is done over the phone, email or postal service, so their office location is somewhat irrelevant.

However, Legal Expert do ensure that any medical assessments that are usually required as part of a claim are done locally. We have arrangements with local medical centres across the UK to ensure that clients do not need to make any excessive travel arrangements to pursue their claims. Some of the experts we usually refer for accident claims in the Jarrow area are listed in the table below:

Medical Expert In Newcastle Area Address City Postcode
Guy Stevenson Citibase Newcastle
Churchill House, 12
Mosley Street
Newcastle NE1 1DE
Mohammed Ahmad Physiotherapy Matters
Arden House, Regent
Newcastle NE3 3LU
Ian Watson North East Clinic
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle NE6 1SE
Sumeet Vohara North East Clinic
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle NE6 1SE
Rakesh Duggal Regus Newcastle
Rotterdam House, 116
Newcastle NE1 3DY
Hafiz Rehman Premier Inn Hotel
Newcastle Central
Newbridge Street
Newcastle NE1 8BS
Rahana Rehman Premier Inn Hotel
Newcastle Central
Newbridge Street
Newcastle NE1 8BS
Vivek Khare Clasper Way, Swalwell, Newcastle NE16 3BE
Peter Mattinson 4 Towers Avenue,
Newcastle NE2 3QE
Stephen Grant
The Spire Newcastle
4 Towers Avenue,
Newcastle NE2 3QE
Marta Vinaras Molinero Clasper Way Swalwell Newcastle NE16 3BE

Examples of typical categories of personal injury claim we conduct

Several common types of personal injury claims occur in the Jarrow area that we deal with daily. The next few sections provide examples of the common accidents but remember that Legal Expert can take on any accident claim where somebody else was at fault, and the claimant has been injured.

Industrial disease and illness claims

Industrial disease claims can be caused by working practices at workplaces many years ago. They are often caused over a long period where repetitive work is undertaken (often involving vibrating tools or systems of work).

Common industrial disease claims that are made include:

Typically, a personal injury claim has to be made within three years of the accident date. Still, with industrial accidents, it can be much later as the time limit begins when the doctor diagnoses your condition.

Clinical negligence and malpractice claims

Clinical negligence claims in Jarrow, and other areas of the UK, are made when a doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical professional makes a mistake that causes you to suffer.

Types of medical negligence or clinical malpractice can include:

  • Misdiagnosis of a condition resulting in no treatment or late treatment of your condition.
  • Late diagnosis of a condition leading to delayed treatment of your condition, meaning that you suffered more, or your condition couldn’t be remedied fully (or at all in serious cases).
  • Substandard treatment causing you to suffer where the doctor would be expected to perform the treatment at a higher level
  • Infections caused while in hospital
  • Accidents and injuries caused by defective or substandard medical equipment.

A medical negligence claim would usually be made against the local NHS authority or private provider rather than the doctor or nurse involved. It can also be made for negligence at a GP surgery, Dentists, Hospital, Care Home and other medical establishments. Malpractice claims can also be claimed for injuries sustained during cosmetic surgery, not just for emergency treatment. Please get in touch with the Jarrow personal injury solicitors we work with about how to claim online.

Fall or slip accident and injury claims

A trip or slip leading you to fall and injure yourself can lead to quite complex and serious injuries and can happen just about anywhere at all. If somebody else was to blame due to negligence and you hurt yourself, you could claim compensation against the person, company or authority responsible.

Examples of where somebody else was responsible for your fall could include:

  • Wet or slippery floors where there were no signs used to warn you in a public place.
  • Uneven or damaged flooring, stairs, pathways or curbstones caused you to trip and fall over.
  • Poor or no lighting, which meant you were unable to see a trip hazard.

Any of these can be reasons to lodge a claim for your accident in Jarrow. Let us know where the accident happened and the location to work out who the responsible party is.

Serious injury and illness claims

An injury deemed serious usually means that the injury or injuries sustained are life-changing in some way. Types of serious injury claims can include brain damage, spinal damage, birth injuries and accidents that result in amputation.

Serious injuries can mean that the claimant cannot carry on in their chosen profession because they have lost mobility or strength and can lead to claims for future loss of earnings. Life-changing could also mean that somebody else’s life is changed because they will have to care for the claimant or complete tasks that the claimant used to undertake.

Accident at work – How do I claim?

Accidents in Jarrow workplaces and around the country due to the employer’s negligence can lead to employees pursuing an accident at work claim as all employers have a duty of care to ensure that all employees have a safe place of work.

This means they should undertake risk assessments and regularly update working procedures to mitigate any risk, provide correct safety equipment, fully train staff and ensure working equipment is well maintained. If a lack of any of these caused your accident at work, please contact our personal injury solicitors for Jarrow, and we’ll explain how to claim.

Road traffic accident – How do I claim?

Road traffic accidents in Jarrow where you were a passenger, driver or pedestrian caused by another driver’s negligence can lead to a road traffic claim against them or their insurance company to compensate you for your injuries.

If you’re involved in a collision, then try to:

  • Get the contact and insurance details of the other driver
  • Contact the emergency services if necessary
  • Get medical treatment for injuries such as whiplash
  • Obtain witness details and dashcam footage if available
  • Take photographs of the accident yourself if possible

It’s also worth bearing in mind that there is a scheme in place for accidents caused by unidentified or uninsured drivers, so please contact us if this was the case in your accident.

Recorded serious vehicle accident casualties in County Durham

This table shows all of the serious road traffic accidents recorded in the County Durham area as there are no specific records for Jarrow road traffic accidents:

2014 2015 2016 2017
Pedestrian 38 34 48 43
Cyclists 12 27 15 17
Motorcyclists 33 49 29 35
car occupants 82 91 74 99
Others 17 10 13 7
Annual total 182 211 179 201

How to make a No Win No Fee claim

No Win No Fee claims mean that your solicitor will do all of the work required to make a claim, prepare it, gather evidence and lodge the claim with the defendant. Then they will assess the response, accept the claim, counter it or take the case to court if necessary and only charge for these services if you are successful and win compensation.

The amount charged by the solicitor will be set out in the no win no fee agreement and won’t change, so you’ll know what percentage of your compensation will be retained by the Jarrow personal injury solicitors right from the start. You can learn about what you can claim compensation for in the table below.

Injury Severity Notes Compensation
Brain Damage Very severe The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment. £282,010 to £403,990
Neck Injury Severe A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis. In the region of £148,330
Knee Injury Severe (ii) Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint. £52,120 to £69,730
Arm Injury Less severe The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to. £19,200 to £39,170
Back Injury Moderate (ii) Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache. £12,510 to £27,760
Shoulder Injury Serious A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain. £12,770 to £19,200
Elbow Injury Moderate or minor Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded. Up to £12,590
Leg Injury Less serious (iii) Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms. Up to £11,840
Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries One or more Lasting for 18-24 months £4,345
Whiplash Injuries One or more Lasting for 18-24 months £4,215

What happens if I lose my No Win No Fee claim?

You’ll only pay your solicitor their agreed fee if they win your case and you are awarded compensation. If your case is unsuccessful, then you don’t pay your solicitor for their time at all.

How to get more information before choosing your solicitor

The Legal Expert website has many, many more articles about specific injury claim types. You should be able to find any further information you require just by browsing, but if you require more information or are unsure what to do next, please call one of our experts today.

Contact Legal Expert today

Hopefully, now that you’ve read this guide about personal injury claims, we hope you’re ready to begin your claim. If so, our personal injury solicitors for Jarrow can be contacted in the following ways:

Help and advice for victims of accidents in Jarrow

Hopefully, this guide covers everything you need to know following your accident in Jarrow, but there are some other establishments that you may need to contact, which we’ve listed below:

Jarrow and Hepburn Police Station
Victoria Road East
NE31 1YG
Tel: 101

South Tyneside Magistrates Court
Court and Family Hearing Centre
Secretan Way
South Shields
NE33 1RG
Tel: 0191 455 8800
Opening Times: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Palmer Community Hospital
Wear Street
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3UX
Tel: 0191 402 8000

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Jarrow Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

What are the chances of my claim going in front of a judge?

The odds are low, as only approximately 5% of cases end up resulting in a trial.

Why is it good for the case to go to court?

It could allow the client to achieve their maximum compensation target if the case is successful.

Why might it be a more thing for the case to go to court?

The other legal costs could increase if there’s a trial, and it’s not certain that the case will win.

When will I receive my compensation settlement?

You’re going to receive your settlement no more than 28 days after the agreement.

What evidence do I need to ensure a successful claim?

It would help to have witness statements, photographs, video evidence, and the medical report findings.

What is the main benefit of a medical assessment?

This allows the victim to have clarification on their injuries and also if the accident caused your injuries.

What if I received a medical assessment at the time of the accident?

You should still get another check-up just in case your condition has changed.

Must I hire a personal injury solicitor for my case?

You don’t have to do this, but it will enhance your success chances if you hire a solicitor.

Thank you for reading our Jarrow personal injury solicitors guide.

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