Addenbrooke’s Hospital Directory of Services

How do I know which lawyer to choose?

Making a personal injury claim can be complicated and take a long time. After a major trauma it is important you have someone who understands you, your injury and the needs of your family, both now and in the future.

To assist you and your family, Cardinal Management have reviewed firms who specialise in helping people who have suffered major trauma. We have identified a number of local firms who we feel will give you the right kind of support from a legal and importantly from a rehabilitation perspective.

Each of the firms at your hospital are committed to helping you recover as well as making a successful claim. They are all subject to ongoing performance management and must report to the MTSP regularly to ensure patients are being supported effectively and at no cost.

Even if you do not wish to use any of our suggested firms, there are a number of things to ask and check before agreeing to let someone represent you. Ask to meet with your MTSP Adviser who can give you advice about this and a free copy of our “choosing a personal injury lawyer checklist”.

Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms, with offices throughout the country, offering a full range of consumer legal services to patients who have suffered as a result of major trauma. Their specialist team of personal injury experts has many years experience and is dedicated to ensuring patients get the best possible support, rehabilitation and compensation available.

The Cambridge office boasts several lawyers touted as leaders in their field. It has an excellent reputation and established local relationships with rehabilitation providers, medics, brain injury charities, case managers etc. Chambers 2019 quotes a source stating “They all have quality, and they place the clients’ interest above their own”.

Ashtons Legal has offices across East Anglia and have been independently rated as the top Claimant injury firm in East Anglia for over 10 years. Every expert injury lawyer in our team is passionate about what they do. The focus is on YOU and our number one priority is helping you get your life back on track as quickly as possible.  We are aware that everyone has different needs, which is why our dedicated team of legal experts will work closely with you, each step of the way. We will assist you in accessing the most suitable rehabilitation treatment and any other support you need. We also have our own rehabilitation co-ordinators who work closely with our legal teams and they are able to liaise with the NHS, local authorities, charities and private health care professionals to assist and support our clients and their families, throughout.  Chambers & Partners 2021, in ranking us as Band 1 for our expertise, describes our Personal Injury Team to have “impressive strength handling catastrophic injury claims, including a focus on brain and spinal injuries”.

At Ashtons Legal, helping clients is our priority; excellence in injury law is just one way in which we can achieve the best possible results for them.

Serious Injury Law LLP is one of the country’s leading law firms specialising in catastrophic and serious injury cases. They specialise in cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, amputation, polytrauma and other serious injuries. Ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500, their knowledge and experience in dealing with some of the UK’s largest and most complex serious injury cases over the last 30 years have set them apart as one of the leading serious injury law firms in the country.

Their focus is on rebuilding the lives of their clients and their families, with an emphasis on rehabilitation from the outset and throughout the claim. They provide an all-encompassing service that includes expert legal assistance, financial help, the facilitation of rehabilitation and support at home.