Personal Injury in Newcastle – How to Make a Claim Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
Suffering from an injury that has arisen out of negligence or an accident that wasnāt your fault is understandably a very difficult and strenuous time for you and your family. Negligence may occur due to the fault of someone that has a duty of care for you or due to an accident that was not your fault (such as due to another person or local council for example.) Although you understandably want to return to normality after an accident, you may be able to claim compensation for injuries, diseases or conditions that are caused from a wide range of negligence, such as negligence by an employer, medical or dental practitioner or injuries sustained in situations in which you were not to blame.
Thompson & Co Solicitors are injury lawyers in Newcastle and we have a wide range of experience representing our clients in a wide range of personal injury claims. Ranging from medical negligence, dental negligence, asbestos-related claims, industrial injuries, road traffic accidents, accidents at work as well as slips, trips and falls. Every case is unique however our experienced solicitors have likely represented one of our clients that has had a case that is similar to your case. In this article, we will discuss the various processes involved in making a personal injury claim as well as how our team of experienced solicitors can represent you during your claim. If you are looking to make a claim relating to personal injury in Newcastle or if you need the assistance of injury lawyers in Newcastle then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290
Specialists in Asbestos-Related Compensation Claims
We have a proven track record in representing our clients in a wide range of cases in which they were negligently exposed to asbestos. This exposure to asbestos may range from direct exposure to the material as well as indirect exposure (such as washing the clothes of someone who had asbestos fibres embedded in their work clothes.) Asbestos has been used extensively for insulation until the 1990s / 2000s, therefore, it is present in a huge array of buildings and in asbestos-related industries – numerous employees were exposed to asbestos negligently. This is because of the fact that the risks of asbestos were suspected to be well known to the asbestos industry but efforts were made (especially overseas) to hide the risks.
What are the Effects of Asbestos Exposure?
The vast majority of asbestos-related diseases develop over extended periods of time, so they are not diagnosed until later in life or much later than the exposure period to the asbestos fibres. Mesothelioma for example, develops usually over 20-50 years before it seriously affects the lungs. Exposure to asbestos fibres causes a variety of lung diseases and lung cancer. This is because asbestos fibres lodge into the lung and can even damage the cells that come to remove the fibres. Lung tissue therefore becomes damaged which can cause significant damage to the lungs.
If you have been negligently exposed to asbestos then you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Our team of experienced injury lawyers are available to support you during this highly difficult time for you and your family. We will advise and support you during your asbestos compensation claim.
Personal Injury – Medical & Dental Negligence
Medical and dental practitioners have a āduty of careā for patients in which they are required to offer treatment that is to a standard reasonably expected. As this is a case in which medical professionalism is being brought into question – at some stage of proceedings you will be required to obtain a medical report from another medical expert. In dental and medical negligence claims, it is required to prove that your injuries would not have occurred if it were not for the negligence of the medical or dental practitioner. We have a proven track record of representing our clients who have suffered due to dental and medical negligence. We deal with a range of compensation claims for both medical and dental negligence.
Claiming Compensation for Industrial Accidents & Injuries
Asbestos claims may fall under an industrial personal injury claim and there are other industrial personal injury claims in which you may be able to claim compensation. At Thompson & Co Solicitors, we have many years of experience in pursuing claims for a range of industry related injuries such as Vibration White Finger or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. We can also represent you in pursuing claims for other industry related injuries and diseases.
As employers have a duty of care and legal responsibility to protect workers in all working environments as well as dangerous working environments, you may be able to claim compensation if you suffer negligence due to an employer. You will therefore need to prove that your employer was negligent or in breach of their statutory duties and that this led to you suffering injury.
We can help you make a personal injury claim in Newcastle for injuries suffered due to negligence of your employer if you are / were a worker in the industrial sector. We will help you prove that your employer failed in their legal responsibilities to protect you from injuries that would have otherwise not been sustained.
Personal Injury in the Workplace
We have a vast amount of experience in pursuing personal injury claims for a variety of different workplaces. We can help you pursue personal injury claims from soft tissue injuries to life-changing injuries such as spinal injuries. In the event of a workplace accident that leads to death, we can represent you and your family as well as deal with the Coroner during this case. Your employer may have failed to provide a safe system of work or a safe environment for you and other employees which resulted in your injury or they may have failed to take sufficient reasonable steps to prevent your accident. If this is the case then you may be able to claim compensation against your employer and we can help you with this.
Contact our Injury Lawyers in Newcastle Today
If you have suffered from negligence from another party or employer / practitioner that had a duty of care – we can help you pursue a compensation claim. As our team of expert solicitors have many years of experience, we will advise you on all of the aspects that are relevant to your case. We deal with all cases on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you will not be forced to sign into any financial agreements when pursuing your claim. We will ensure that you will deal directly with the senior solicitor dealing with your case which allows you to remain in control of your case at all times. If you are concerned about a situation in which you may have suffered an injury due to negligence or if you want to find out more about our personal injury lawyers then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today. You can use an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290
Thompson & Co Personal Injury Solicitors has been providing specialist advice to members of the public in Personal injury, clinical negligence and related matters for over 20 years.