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Personal Injury Legal Advice across Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East

Our personal injury solicitors believe it is important that you have the opportunity to deal with a local specialist accident claim 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 fair compensation settlement for you in relation to the injury, financial loss, future treatment and inconvenience that you are suffering.

Watch specialist solicitor Emma Carr discuss what happens when you make a personal injury claim.

What Can an Accident Claim Solicitor Do?

Our personal injury solicitors recognise that coping with illness or injury that was not your fault 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 no win, no fee personal injury claims process and how a personal injury case typically progresses.

Your accident claim solicitor will also make you aware of how long you have to make a personal injury claim, as there are some legal restrictions.


What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim arises where one party is injured, made ill or had their condition worsened through no fault of their own, as a direct result of somebody else’s negligence. Hiring a personal injury claims solicitor is key to ensuring that your case is represented strongly and has the best chance of a successful claim.

Types of Personal Injury

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

  • Road traffic accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault and you have suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have been in a car or a bus, a cyclist or even a pedestrian that has been involved in an accident with a vehicle. We can also assist in cases involving motoring offences if the other driver was driving dangerously.

  • 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 as an implied term included in your employment contract. If they have breached this duty and you have suffered an injury, hiring a personal injury solicitor is the best way to ensure you get your compensation entitlement.

  • Other accidents and illnesses

Businesses, 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. If you believe a professional duty was neglected, you may have a case for professional negligence. This could be through a slip or trip, a dog bite or even food poisoning.

  • Clinical negligence claims

If you have experienced negligence from a medical of healthcare professional and have suffered as a result, you may be able to make a clinical negligence claim. To learn more, please read our blog post on what clinical negligence is and what the outcomes of that claim might be.

  • 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).

Why Choose Newtons Personal Injury Solicitors?

If you have suffered a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here to provide personal injury legal advice.

All our no win no fee personal injury cases are managed by individual, highly-experienced specialist solicitors who are experts in this area of law. We do not deal with bulk claims – all of our clients receive an individual specialist service.

You will deal directly with your personal injury solicitor who will get to know your situation inside out and guide you through your claim to achieve the best outcome for you. 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.

You will be able to meet your accident claim solicitor 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.

What does no win, no fee mean?

This means that if your no win no fee personal injury 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 our personal injury claim solicitors 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 how long you have to make a personal injury claim.

Our personal injury team is here to help.

Please contact us today 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.

Read Trustpilot reviews of Emma Carr, one of our specialist solicitors in personal injury claims:


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