A personal injury can have a huge impact on your life, not just harming your health and wellbeing, but also limiting your daily life and potentially leading to serious financial consequences for you and your loved ones.
In many cases, claiming compensation is often the only way to get the help and support needed to minimise the impact on the lives of you and your family. Without compensation, you may struggle to secure the specialist rehabilitation and care services you or your loved one need and could find yourself facing real financial hardship.
Ashtons Legal Personal Injury team is led by Richard Foyster and 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.
We offer decades of experience, outstanding legal skills and exceptional client service so we can get the compensation you deserve, as quickly as possible. We will also help you access the care, treatment and support you need, to enable you 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 result in compensation*.
* 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.
Book a free, no obligation discussion about starting a claim
We recognise 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 our personal injury lawyers in Cambridgeshire, please contact our Cambridge office.
Our personal injury claims expertise
Our Cambridge personal injury lawyers have a strong track history of making successful claims including for:
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims
- Amputation Claims
- Brain & Head Injury Compensation Claims
- Spinal Injury Claims
- Road Traffic Crash / Accident Claims
- Accidents in Public Places Claims
- Chronic Pain Injury Claims
- Psychiatric Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Accidents at Work Claims
- Accidents Abroad Claims
- Fatal Accident Claims
- Inquest Representation
We will support you each step of the way. Having secured millions of pounds of compensation for our clients, we are confident that we give you the best chance of obtaining the highest level of compensation for your personal injury claim.
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 reports, witness testimony, CCTV footage, etc. This will allow us to establish and advise whether you have grounds to bring a claim and to make sure your claim is as strong as possible.
What is the value of your claim?
We will work out how much compensation you may be entitled to through an independent, expert, assessment of your injuries and by looking at how they impact on your life and finances. This helps us to identify and calculate your specific losses to make sure you get the full amount you need to properly compensate you and to lessen the impact your injuries have on your life and the lives of those around you.
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 reduces financial hardship while your claim is being pursued.
Out-of-court settlements for personal injury claims
The vast majority of claims are settled ‘out-of-court’ by negotiating a settlement of your claim with your opponent (usually, their insurer or lawyers). We understand that the prospect of attending court is quite intimidating and we will try to spare you the stress and uncertainty of this. In our experience, it is often possible, through skilful negotiation, to reach a settlement that allows you to get your compensation faster, as well as providing you with certainty and makes the process less stressful for you.
Representation in court for personal injury claims
If court proceedings are needed to get you the compensation you deserve, we will make sure your case is prepared meticulously and that you have the very best legal representation. We will also continue to provide you with close personal support during what can be a challenging time.
Managing your personal injury compensation
When you are awarded compensation, it is crucial to have specialist advice on how to manage the funds received, so you can be confident that your needs will continue to be met in the future.
We can assist with matters such as placing compensation into a Personal Injury Trust, to minimise 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 due to, for example, their injury.
Helping you to access rehabilitation, care and support
Getting early access to the right support, care and treatment when you or a loved one have suffered an injury can seem complicated, confusing and frustrating. Our Client Rehabilitation Service is able to assist with this and our Rehabilitation Co-ordinators will work closely with you to make sure you can swiftly access all of the help and specialist care available, as quickly as possible.
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.
Whilst most injury claims proceed with us on a “no win, no fee” basis, there may be other funding options/arrangements available to you. We will be happy to discuss them with you.
Why choose Ashtons Legal for your personal injury claim in Cambridge?
Ashtons Legal is independently recognised as one of the UK’s top law firms for personal injury claims. We have been awarded Tier 1 ranking by the Legal 500 for East Anglia and the top Band 1 ranking from Chambers & Partners for Cambridge and the surrounding area.
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. As well as being accredited by the Law Society.
Our other accreditations and memberships include:
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Accredited Specialists in Occupational & Asbestos Disease claims
- United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
- Members of the Spinal Injury Association (SIA)
- Headway, the brain injury association
- Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)
- Brain Injury Group (BIG) and Major Trauma Network (MTN)
Personal injury claims case studies
Over many years, we have regularly secured settlements ranging from a few thousand pounds to millions of pounds for our clients. Some examples of the successful claims we have made on behalf of our clients include:
- £2.7m injury settlement for a pedestrian who was hit by a car
- £1m obtained for a man who suffered a stroke following negligent care
- £850,000 injury settlement for a pedestrian following a road traffic collision
- £625,000 settlement in a fatal accident case
- £750,000 settlement achieved following an accident at work
- £875,000 obtained for an injured farmer whilst working
- £38,500 obtained for a back injury following an accident at work
- £75,000 settlement for the driver of a company car following a road traffic collision
- £75,000 obtained for a herdsman injured at work by a bull
Book your free initial consultation with our personal injury solicitors in Cambridge
To arrange a free initial consultation in complete confidence with our personal injury lawyers in Cambridgeshire, please contact our Cambridge office at your convenience or through this website.