Personal Injury Solicitors across Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham

Our Personal Injury team believes 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 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.

At Newtons we believe it is vital that you have the opportunity to deal with highly experienced specialist solicitors who you can meet you face to face and guide you through your claim to achieve the right outcome for you. All our personal injury cases are managed by an individual solicitor that will get to know your situation inside out.

We do not deal with bulk claims.

So if you have suffered a personal injury whether a dental claim, road traffic or a workplace injury, that wasn’t your fault – we are ready to help.

What will happen if I have been injured?

We will sit down with you to explain the claims process and how a personal injury case progresses.

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

Accidents at work

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

Other accidents and illnesses

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 for example.

Road traffic accidents

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered 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.

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.

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 are made bankrupt) and we will discuss these with you at our first meeting.

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 a have an initial chat on the phone to see if your claim is something we can help you with and to 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 in relation to this, for example timescales are longer where the claimant is a child. The timescales are shorter where the accident happened on a ship or airplane.

Please call us as soon as possible so that we can 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 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