Suffering an injury can have a huge impact on your life, from affecting your health and wellbeing to interfering with your daily life and potentially having serious financial consequences for you and your loved ones.
In many cases, claiming compensation is the only way to deal with these personal consequences and allow you to get your life back on track.
Ashtons Legal is one of the UK’s leading law firms for personal injury claims, having achieved top rankings from independent client guides the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. We are also accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury law.
With decades of experience, exceptional legal skills and unrivalled client service focused on your needs, we can help you get the compensation you deserve as quickly and easily as possible.
We can also assist with effectively managing that compensation and help you access the care you need, providing the high level of personal support you need to make the best possible recovery and get on with living your life to the fullest.
Worried about the cost of making a claim? We offer “no win, no fee” arrangements, meaning there is no upfront cost to start a claim and no financial risk to you if your claim does not succeed[*].
Book a free, no obligation discussion about starting a claim
We appreciate that you are likely to have a lot of questions, including whether you have grounds to make a claim, whether private rehabilitation is available (and how to access it), how much compensation you might be entitled to and how to fund your claim.
To answer these questions (and any others you might have) we offer a free initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Bury St Edmunds. We will listen to what you have to say and put you on the right path towards getting the help and compensation you deserve.
To arrange a free initial consultation in complete confidence with one of our personal injury lawyers, please contact our Bury St Edmunds office.
Our personal injury claims expertise
We have a strong track history of successful claims, including for:
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Brain & Head Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Road Traffic Collision / Accident
- Accidents in Public Places
- Chronic Pain
- Psychiatric Injury
- Accidents at Work
- Accidents Abroad
- Fatal Accidents
- Inquest Representation
How we can help you claim personal injury compensation
Working out whether you have grounds for a claim
We will gather and review all relevant evidence, including medical records, accident books, witness testimony, CCTV footage etc, allowing us to establish whether you have grounds to bring a claim and to make sure your claim is as strong as possible.
Valuing your claim
We will work out how much compensation you may be entitled to through independent, expert, assessment of your injuries and by looking at their impact on your life and finances. Sometimes called ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing damages’ this part of the claim process helps us to identify and quantify your specific losses to make sure you get the full amount you need to minimise the impact your injuries have on your life and wellbeing (and of those around you).
Out-of-court settlements for personal injury claims
The overwhelming majority of claims are settled out-of-court by negotiating settlement of your claim with your opponent (usually, their insurer or lawyers). We understand that the prospect of attending court is quite daunting and where possible, we will try to spare you the stress and uncertainty of the judicial process. In our experience, it is often possible, through skilful negotiation, to reach a settlement with your opponent that allows you to get your compensation faster, as well as providing you with certainty.
Representation for personal injury claims in court
If court proceedings are needed to get you the compensation you deserve, we will make sure your case is prepared effectively and that you have the very best legal representation. We will also provide close personal support during what can be a challenging time.
Securing interim payments for personal injuries
Where required, we can assist you with seeking interim payments to cover your costs (eg, paying for rehabilitation and replacing lost income) while your claim is still ongoing. This ensures you get the support you need and are not left in financial hardship while pursuing your claim.
Managing your personal injury compensation
When you are awarded compensation, it is essential to have specialist advice on how to manage the funds received, so you can be confident that your needs will continue to be met into the future.
We can assist with matters such as placing compensation into a Personal Injury Trust, to minmise the risk of you losing access to means-tested benefits following receipt of compensation. We also have a Client Funds Management Team who can help with managing compensation for those who are unable to handle their own financial affairs, as they do not have capacity, themselves.
Helping you to access rehabilitation and care support
Getting access to the right care when you or a loved one have suffered an injury can seem complicated, confusing and frustrating. Our Client Liaison Team will work closely with you to make sure you can swiftly access all of the help and specialist care available.
Client Liaison Manager Gill Webber is a registered Occupational Therapist with many years of experience delivering occupational therapy and acting as a rehabilitation case manager. Gill offers caring, empathetic support and guidance, having strong links with local service providers, healthcare professionals and charities.
Funding for personal injury claims
“No win, no fee” personal injury claims
More properly known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, with a ”no win, no fee” arrangement, you do not have to pay anything upfront to start a claim. Instead, you will only need to pay our fees if we win compensation for you, with those fees only being due after you have received your compensation.
Most of the claims we handle are funded on a “no win, no fee” basis which means there is no financial risk to you[†], so you will never end up worse off as a result of pursuing personal injury compensation with Ashtons Legal.
Trade union funding
Trade union funding is often available for workplace injury claims, so if you are a union member, it is a good idea to discuss this with your union as soon as possible.
Legal expenses insurance
Many car insurance and home insurance policies offer this as an optional extra, so it may be worth checking whether you have this type of insurance. If you do, this can potentially cover some or all of the legal costs of making a claim.
Why choose Ashtons Legal for your personal injury claim in Suffolk?
Ashtons Legal is independently recognised as one of the top law firms in the UK for personal injury claims. We are ranked Tier 1 by the Legal 500 for East Anglia and have the top Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners for Norwich and the surrounding area.
Head of Personal Injury Richard Foyster and Personal Injury Partner Hannah Clarke have both been individually recognised by the Legal 500 as leading individuals in the field of personal injury law. Senior Associates Tom Ranson and Siobhan Thacker are also both recognised in this complex field.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury law, reflecting the high standards of our legal skills in dealing with these challenging matters.
Our other accreditations and memberships include:
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Accredited Practice
- Various individual memberships of APIL
- Many of our team are APIL Senior Litigators
- Martyn Hayward is an APIL accredited specialist in Occupational Disease claims & Asbestos Disease claims
- Members of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
- Corporate members of the Spinal Injury Association (SIA)
- Corporate Supporters of Headway, the brain injury association
- Members of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)
Personal injury claims case studies
We regularly secure settlements ranging from a few thousand pounds to millions of pounds for a range of clients. Examples of our successful claims include:
- £14,000 settlement following slip on wet floor in department store
- £60,000 settlement for mechanic who suffered eye damage at work
- £9,000 settlement for a motorist’s whiplash injury and lost earnings
- £38,500 obtained for back problems following an injury at work
- £150,000 in compensation for horse-related injury
- £275,000 settlement for family of man who died in motorcycle accident
Book your free initial consultation with our personal injury solicitors in Bury St Edmunds
To arrange a free initial consultation in complete confidence with our personal injury lawyers in Suffolk, please contact our Bury St Edmunds office at your convenience or through this website.
[*] Subject to entering into a “no win, no fee” agreement in conjunction with a suitable insurance policy to cover any unrecovered disbursements and complying with your responsibilities under the terms of both.