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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme

    If you’ve had an accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme, then you probably have lots of  questions to ask about claiming compensation. If so, we provide a 24-hour helpline staffed by experienced and friendly advisors who will be happy to help you. We have also compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions, which you may want to read.

    Q. I had a car accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme, but I don’t have personal injury cover on my insurance and the driver who hit me wasn’t insured at all! Can I still claim compensation?

    A. Yes. The criteria for claiming compensation for your accident in Newscastle-under- Lyme are that it wasn’t your fault and that it happened within the last three years, so it doesn’t matter where or how that accident happened – the fact is it wasn’t your fault. In this case, it was caused by someone else’s careless driving.

    Q. Will I have to attend court? I want to sue my former employer because my accident happened when I was made to use unsafe machinery, but I don’t want to face her in a courtroom.

    A. It is possible that you will have to attend court, yes, but our solicitors are very proficient and in the majority of claims get them settled out of court. Hopefully, he or she will be able to do the same for you.

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    Q. Do your solicitors work under the no win no fee agreement?

    A. Yes, all of our solicitors work under the no win no fee agreement, so if for any reason your claim is unsuccessful then you won’t have to pay out a penny. But we have 15 years of experience in making successful injury claims, so if we say you’re entitled to compensation that means that we are 100 per cent confident that we can get it for you.

    Q. Does it have to be an injury? I got food poisoning after getting a takeaway. I was due to do the catering at a business function the following day and had to cancel. I had to pay someone £1,200 to step in for me and lost a regular client.

    A. Yes, you can claim for any illness or injury, however serious, and you will be compensated for any financial losses that the injury or illness caused as well.

    Q. How much will I receive?

    A. That depends on your accident and the effects it had on you physically, financially and even mentally. Every claim is unique. The quickest way to find out is to use our 30-second compensation calculator online at, which will give you a rough estimate of how much you may be owed.

    Contact us now

    If you would like to talk to us about your accident in Newcastle-under-Lyme or know anything else about Accident Advice Helpline, then call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile. Our lines are open 24/7 and all calls are confidential.

    Date Published: 25th May 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.