Living with the consequences of a life-changing injury can be very challenging for your health and wellbeing, as well as for your financial situation if you are having to pay for treatment and other costs, especially if you have had to give up work.
Claiming personal injury compensation can be the first step to getting your life back on track. Not only can this help to fund any ongoing financial support you need, ultimately, it can also go some way towards making amends for the pain and suffering you have endured. We also know that accessing the right care and support following injury is often very challenging. That is why, right from the very start, the focus is (and remains) on YOU.
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 you decades of experience, exceptional legal skills and a sensitive, personal service, focused on YOUR needs. As well as being committed to getting you the best help and support, we will aim to get you maximum compensation for your life-changing injuries, while making the claims process as easy as possible for you.
Our lawyers focus on helping those who are most in need of specialist support, ensuring that your claim can receive the full attention it deserves. We act for clients who have suffered life-changing or serious injuries, in particular traumatic or mild brain injury, spinal injury or amputation. We also represent those who have suffered serious or multiple soft tissue or fracture injuries, most frequently during a road traffic collision or a work-related incident.
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 personal injury claim
You probably have a lot of questions, including whether you are owed compensation, how much you may be able to claim and how the claims process works.
We offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Norwich to answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to decide whether to pursue a claim.
To arrange a free, no obligation, initial consultation in complete confidence with one of our personal injury lawyers in Norwich, please book a free initial consultation with our team.
Our personal injury claims expertise
We have a strong track record of bringing successful claims on behalf of our clients, including, for example:
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims
- Amputation Claims
- Brain & Head Injury Claims
- Spinal Injury Claims
- Road Traffic Collision / Accident Claims
- Accidents in Public Places Claims
- Chronic Pain Claims
- Psychiatric Injury Claims
- Accidents at Work Claims
- Accidents Abroad Claims
- Fatal Accidents Claims
- Inquest Representation
Having secured millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, we are confident that with our experience and expertise we give you the best chance of getting maximum compensation for your personal injury claim and the help and support you need, each step of the way.
How we can help you with your claim for personal injury compensation
Working out whether you have grounds for a claim
We will first need to establish whether you are owed compensation for your injury. This will depend on whether we can show that someone else was wholly or partly to blame for your injury.
To do this, we will rely on various types of evidence including medical records, accident books, witness testimony, CCTV footage, etc. Our expert personal injury lawyers know exactly how to ensure all necessary evidence is collected and no detail overlooked, giving you the strongest possible legal basis for your claim.
Valuing your claim
Knowing how much compensation you are entitled to is, obviously, of key importance. We want to make sure all of the ways you have been affected by your injury are accounted for, so you can get the maximum compensation possible.
Securing interim payments for personal injury claims
Waiting for a claim to be settled should not mean that you are not able to get the very best care, treatment or essential financial support. We can usually agree interim payments to cover your needs and allow you to focus on your recovery, whilst working towards the final settlement.
Out-of-court settlements for personal injury claims
Most personal injury compensation claims we handle are settled through negotiation. This has the advantage of avoiding court proceedings and makes the claims process faster, more certain and less stressful for you.
Representation for personal injury claims in court
Should court proceedings be required, we have the experience and specialist expertise to give you the best chance of securing the compensation you are entitled to. We will ensure you have the best representation and we will be with you each step of the way.
Managing your personal injury compensation
Personal injury compensation can often be a substantial amount of money, so it is important to think about how this will be managed in the best way to ensure your long-term needs are met.
Our team can advise on options for managing your compensation, including placing the funds into a Personal Injury Trust. This allows you to protect your compensation, so you can use it as you need without worrying about any impact on your access to ‘means-tested’ benefits.
Our Client Funds Management Team can also assist with managing compensation for anyone who is unable to manage their own financial affairs, for example, due to the effects of a traumatic brain injury.
Helping you to access rehabilitation, care and support
Early access to the right treatment, care and support is important. This is something our Client Rehabilitation Service regularly assists with. Our Rehabilitation Co-ordinators are there to help guide you through the maze of therapeutic help and treatment and enable you to access all of the specialist services needed as swiftly as possible.
Funding for personal injury claims
“No win, no fee” personal injury claims
The most common way to fund a personal injury claim is with a Conditional Fee Agreement, which you may have heard called “no win, no fee”.
With a “no win, no fee” personal injury claim, we do not charge you anything when taking on your case, with our fees only being applied if and when we win compensation for you. This also means there is no financial risk to you in funding a claim this way [†].
Read more about “no win, no fee” funding arrangements.
Whilst most injury claims proceed with us on a “no win, no fee” basis, there may be other funding options / arrangements available to you, which we will be happy to discuss.
Why choose Ashtons Legal for your personal injury claim in Norfolk?
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. We are also accredited by The Law Society as specialists in personal injury law.
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
We regularly secure 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 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 obtained 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 lawyers in Norwich
To arrange a free, no obligation, initial consultation in complete confidence with our personal injury lawyers in Norfolk, you can contact our Norwich office or request a consultation using our online enquiry form.
[*] 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.
[†] 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.