Personal Injury Legal Advice across Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham

Our Personal Injury solicitors believe it is important that you have the opportunity to deal with a local specialist solicitor who you can meet face to face. If you have been injured and it was not your fault, it can be a very difficult, unsettling time.

Our team of personal injury solicitors are passionate about fighting for a good compensation settlement for you in relation to the injury, financial loss, future treatment and inconvenience that you are suffering. All our personal injury cases are managed by individual highly experienced specialist solicitors who are experts in this area of law. You will deal directly with your solicitor who will get to know your situation inside out and guide you through your claim to achieve the best outcome for you. You will be able to meet face to face, by phone or video call and will receive regular updates so you always know what is happening and what will happen next.

Our clients regularly tell us how important it is to feel that they have someone on their side – someone approachable and available when they need to talk. If you have suffered a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here to provide personal injury legal advice. We do not deal with bulk claims – all of our clients receive an individual specialist service.

What Will Happen if I Have Been Injured?

Our personal injury solicitors recognise that personal injury can be traumatic and the process of claiming can be stressful. Personal injury law can be complicated, but there’s no need for you to go through it alone. We will sit down with you and offer personal injury advice, taking time to explain the claims process and how a personal injury case progresses.

We are experienced in working on a diverse range of types of personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents, fatal accidents claims on behalf of relatives, slips and trips, accidents in the workplace and even dog bites, food poisoning and dental injury claims. Your claim will be in safe hands.

Types of Personal Injury

Road Traffic Accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you will be entitled to compensation if you have suffered an injury. You may have been a passenger in a car or a bus, a cyclist or even a pedestrian that has been involved in an accident with another vehicle.

Accidents at Work

Have you had a slip, trip or fall at work? Have you been injured as a result of a work process or piece of machinery? Your employer has a duty to take care of you and provide a safe environment whilst you are at work. If they have breached this duty and you have suffered an injury, you will be entitled to compensation.

Other Accidents and Illnesses

Have you had a slip, trip or fall?  Business, shops and councils have a duty to take care of people who use their services or enter their premises. You may have a claim for compensation if you have been injured through someone else’s actions. This could be through a slip or trip, a dog bite or even food poisoning.

Dental Claims

Has a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis led to worsening of your symptoms or the need for further unnecessary dental work? Has the dental work you received been of such a poor standard that you may have to instruct another dentist to put right the mistakes of the first? If so, you may have a claim for compensation to pay for remedial treatment and compensate you for the pain and suffering you have been caused.

Fatal Accident Act Claims

Losing a loved one unexpectedly as a result of an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence or error is a highly traumatic experience. We understand that whilst no amount of money can compensate for your loss, it is entirely appropriate to claim compensation to help cover financial matters including funeral costs and a fixed amount by way of a bereavement award. A dependency claim may also be possible for loss of income and the cost of employing someone to deal with the tasks that would have been carried out by the deceased (such as gardening and DIY).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is no win, no fee?

This means that if your claim succeeds, you will only pay your legal fees from the money you are awarded. If your claim is unsuccessful, there are no fees to pay; there is no financial cost to you in starting the claim.

There are rare circumstances when our fees become payable by you in any event (for instance if you don’t help us to pursue your claim and don’t cooperate) and we will discuss these with you at our first meeting.  The majority of our fees will be paid for by the defendant in addition to your compensation.

What percentage of my compensation will go towards legal fees?

At most, you will have to pay 25% of any compensation you are awarded towards your legal costs. This is capped by law so you won’t pay more than this.

I don’t want to waste your time, can I call for a chat first?

Yes, of course, we are more than happy to have an initial chat on the phone to see if your claim is something we can help you with and answer any queries you have.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you have three years from the time the accident happened. There are exceptions concerning this; for example, timescales are longer where the claimant is a child or you weren’t immediately aware of the injury being caused. The timescales are shorter where the accident happened on a ship or aeroplane.

Please call our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible so that we can discuss whether you have a claim, discuss funding and advise you of the time limits that apply to your case.

Our personal injury team is here to help.

Please call us to find out how we can help. We can talk on the phone, schedule a video call, or arrange a meeting where we can discuss your options and give you a clear idea of timeframes and costs.

Alternatively, please contact us online and we’ll call you back when it’s convenient for you.

Some Trustpilot reviews of Emma:


I found Emma at Newton’s absolutely fantastic. Great communication and guidance in a personal injury claim. Emma was quick to respond and managed my expectations of time scales very well. Would highly recommend Newton’s solicitors.   Claire Annison


I was assigned Emma Carr after a motorcycle accident.
She was great, very helpful and got everything sorted out for me.
She always responded in a timely manner to any correspondence.
I would highly recommend her.
Thank you. David Robinson


I dealt with Emma Carr and she was excellent. Although I live in Ireland, Emma made the experience very easy and stress free. In comparison to my experiences with the legal profession in Ireland, where I feel they can be arrogant and more like your secretary, Emma gave me sound advice,kept me updated and was a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in using this firm again. Odhran Lawlor