If you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault, you may be actively seeking injury lawyers in Newcastle to help you file a personal injury compensation claim. Alternatively you may have been diagnosed with an illness which you, together with injury lawyers in Newcastle or another legal firm, can prove was not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Newcastle
If you need injury lawyers in Newcastle you have to find one who is an expert in obtaining compensation for injuries sustained in the type of accident you have been involved in, or in the type of illness you have had or have. Different injury lawyers specialise in different areas of the law, such as accidents at work, which require expert knowledge of the Health and Safety laws and regulations. Others specialise in winning compensation for victims of violent crimes, and if you were injured in one, you would need the services of a criminal injuries lawyer.
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim although in some cases you only have two. You will need to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your claim. You can do this by contacting a firm of injury lawyers in Newcastle or others based elsewhere in the UK, or you can get this information (along with much more) from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Food poisoning in Newcastle
Approximately 12,000 people attended the Street Spice event in Times Square, Newcastle between 28th February and 2nd March 2013, and of those about 400 had food poisoning. It was one of the UK’s largest outbreaks of food poisoning and it was later found that raw curry leaves in chutney had been responsible. The investigation into the cause of the food poisoning was carried out by Newcastle City Council and Public Health England (PHE). They discovered that, apart from different strains of salmonella (including one that had not been found before in the UK), E. coli and Shigella bacteria were also present on the offending curry leaves which were in a coconut chutney.
Many of those who contracted food poisoning after the event in Newcastle are now pursuing personal injury compensation claims as their lawyers believe that negligence can be proven to have caused the outbreak. Food poisoning is just one of the illnesses for which you could prove the negligence of another person, or persons, was to blame.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, but you are not sure where, or how, to begin, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, every day of the year. The numbers to ring are: 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call us now, to find out what we may be able to do for you?