Living with the consequences of an 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.
Ashtons Legal Injury Services team is led by Michael Wangermann 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 can 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 injuries, while making the claims process as easy as possible for you.
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 successful claims, including for example:
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Brain & Head Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Road Traffic Collision / Accident
- Accidents in Public Places
- Chronic Pain
- Psychiatric Injury
- Accidents at Work
- Accidents Abroad
- Criminal Injury
- Fatal Accidents
- 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.
How we can help you claim 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 possible compensation.
This process is sometimes referred to as ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing damages’ and will involve looking at both the financial and non-financial impact of your injury, including any specific costs you have incurred (such as treatment fees and lost income) as well as issues such as your pain, suffering and changes to your lifestyle.
Out-of-court settlements for personal injury claims
Most personal injury compensation claims we handle are settled through negotiated settlements with the defendant’s insurer or their legal team. 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 fair compensation. We will ensure you have the best representation and we will be by your side to provide close, personal support every step of the way.
Securing interim payments for personal injuries
Waiting for a claim to be settled should not mean that you are not able to get the very best care or essential financial support. Where the defendant has accepted liability, we can usually agree interim payments to cover your immediate needs while the final settlement is being worked out. This can allow you to get the help you need as soon as possible.
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 ‘ring-fence’ the funds, so you can use them 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 and care support
It can often be challenging to access the right care and support following a personal injury. This is something our Client Liaison Team regularly assist with, making sure our clients get access to all of the specialist services they need 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.
As well as being recognised by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and accredited by The Law Society, our other accreditations and memberships include:
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Accredited Practice
- Accredited specialists in Occupational & 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)
- Members of the 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 a range of clients.
Examples of our successful claims include:
- £2.7m injury settlement for Suffolk pedestrian who was hit by a car
- £1 million obtained for man who suffered a stroke following negligent care
- £850,000 injury settlement for pedestrian following a road traffic collision
- £625,000 settlement in fatal accident case
- Six figure settlement secured for mesothelioma sufferer’s family
- Over £750,000 settlement achieved for seriously injured ground worker
- £875,000 obtained for injured farmer
- £9,000 settlement for a motorist’s whiplash injury and lost earnings
- £38,500 obtained for back problems following an injury at work
- £75,000 injury settlement obtained for company car driver
- £75,000 obtained for herdsman injured 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.