Ashtons Legal

Local expertise in complex injury compensation

About Major Trauma Group member firm Ashtons Legal

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Ashtons Legal has been regarded as a ‘go to’ firm for personal injury and medical negligence claims in East Anglia for over 30 years, in particular where the injuries are complex and life-changing. The team was recently described in an independent review as providing “a first-class service in complex cases of maximum severity”*. Ashtons also ranks top in the East Anglian region for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence on Review Solicitors and has a nationwide reputation for excellence in the field of injury services.

All of the personal injury and medical negligence specialist lawyers at Ashtons Legal are passionate about what they do and totally committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for their injured clients and their families, both financially and through helping our clients to quickly access suitable rehabilitation and support. As part of Ashtons injury services team, we have medically-trained Client Liaison Managers working closely alongside our lawyers who are able to assist our clients and their families by liaising closely with the NHS, local authorities, private healthcare services and charities to ensure our clients get the right help from the very start.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury, our number one priority will be helping you to get your lives back on track as quickly as possible. 

As part of a larger regional firm, which covers a broad spectrum of legal services, we work closely with specialists in our other legal teams who are on hand to help with issues as they arise. For example:

  • Employment law (are your employers behaving appropriately in relation to your injury?)
  • Capacity issues (our Court of Protection team provides Professional Deputyships and support for Lay Deputies)
  • Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts (will your injury mean these need to be updated?)
  • Residential property law, sales and purchases (might your injury result in you needing to adapt your home or move?)
  • Family law (how does your injury impact upon your situation?)
  • Commercial matters (particularly if your injury has had an impact on your or your family’s business)

If you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury, we are happy to visit you in hospital, at home, or at one of our offices (subject to prevailing Covid guidance), or conduct meetings virtually using available technology. The choice is yours. We simply ask that you choose the best way to enable you to be able to best communicate with us, so that we can truly understand the impact your injuries are having upon your life and on the lives of those around you.

Ashtons Legal was selected to join the Major Trauma Group based on our specialist lawyers’ expertise and how highly committed we are to getting the best outcome for our clients.  If you have recently suffered a life-changing injury, please talk to us and we will do everything we can to help you and your loved ones.

*Legal 500 2021

As a member firm with Major Trauma Group, Ashtons Legal have the complex injury experience and local expertise to help with your personal injury compensation claim.

About Michael Wangermann

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Michael is a Partner and heads the Injury Services Group at Ashtons Legal.

For over 20 years’ he has been focusing on helping clients to get their lives back on track after traumatic injury. Michael is passionate about accessing the most suitable rehabilitation to assist in each client’s individual situation and securing the compensation required to meet the client’s future needs.

Michael is a Trustee of his local branch of Citizens Advice and also a member of PEOPIL, an organisation bringing together injury lawyers across Europe to help ensure that those injured abroad are properly supported.

It's not easy...

We know moving forward after major trauma can be difficult.

We're here to help you gain a better outcome by providing the expert legal advice you and your family deserve.

It's not easy...

We know moving forward after major trauma can be difficult.

We're here to help you gain a better outcome by providing the expert legal advice you and your family deserve.

Ashtons Legal's office locations

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Bury St Edmunds office

The Long Barn Fornham Business Court Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 1SL

Cambridge office

Chequers House 77-81 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8EU

Ipswich office

Waterfront House Wherry Quay Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1AS

Norwich office

Trafalgar House Meridian Way Norwich Norfolk NR7 0TA

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About Michael Wangermann

A photo of Michael Wangermann from Ashtons Legal

Michael is a Partner and heads the Injury Services Group at Ashtons Legal.

For over 20 years’ he has been focusing on helping clients to get their lives back on track after traumatic injury. Michael is passionate about accessing the most suitable rehabilitation to assist in each client’s individual situation and securing the compensation required to meet the client’s future needs.

Michael is a Trustee of his local branch of Citizens Advice and also a member of PEOPIL, an organisation bringing together injury lawyers across Europe to help ensure that those injured abroad are properly supported.

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