You must have heard the phrase “taking (or carrying) coals to Newcastle” but you may not know the history behind the phrase. It all began when a royal decree, in 1344, stated that all coal from the Durham and Gateshead side of the River Tyne, had to be transported to Newcastle upon Tyne, from where it could be exported or transported by sea to other parts of Britain. Of course, there was plenty of coal in Newcastle upon Tyne, as it was mined locally and so the phrase came to mean to do something that was superfluous, pointless or unnecessary. Later there was a royal act (1538) which ensured that all shipments of coal from Tyneside had to be transported to Newcastle upon Tyne’s quay.
Of course there will be firms of injury solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne as it is such a cosmopolitan city, but perhaps you are having difficulty tracking down a suitable injury solicitor to help you I your attempt to file a personal injury compensation claim. If that is the case, call us at Accident Advice Helpline, on one of our freephone numbers which are given below and we will try to put you in contact with one of our expert injury solicitors. We are a law firm and have a team of such solicitors working all over the country; they all work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Injury solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne
You may need a firm of injury solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne to help you file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries you sustained in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You could, on the other hand, have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence, and so be looking for injury solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne to help you make a claim against the person you claim is responsible for it. You have three years to do this from the date of your first diagnosis.
Emphysema and other respiratory diseases
If you have been diagnosed with a respiratory disease, such as emphysema or pneumoconiosis, or even lung cancer, these may have been caused because of your working environment. Emphysema has long been associated with coal mining, for example. These are examples of occupational diseases and if you are or have been diagnosed with them, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against your (former) employer.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but aren’t sure about how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 (for landline calls too) or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobile phones. Why not call now for expert legal advice?