Because you're unable to get into Safe Mode, hopefully you'll find that a bootable HitmanPro Kickstart bootable USB memory stick will get rid of your pesky ransomware infection. See here for full details including an informative video.
....forgot to mention that if your laptop is new and came with Windows 8 pre-loaded then it's likely that you'll be prevented from booting from removable media. However you should be able to go into the UEFI configuration screens (which is the modern equivalent of the BIOS) and temporarily disable the "Secure Boot" option.
"if theres any way of accessing anything then suggestions welcomed."
How did you get on with the suggestions I've already made?
You may find that the bootable USB memory stick works fine even though you're running Windows 8. If you don't have a blank one handy then there's a link on that page to create a bootable CD instead.
Or if all that is beyond your level of expertise then you could persevere with trying to get your laptop to start in Safe Mode - have a look here and scroll down to the section called "Booting Windows 8 In Safe Mode When PC Is Not Starting"
morgan450, the HitmanPro Kickstart bootable USB stick (or CD) has been specifically designed for situations such as yours where the ransomware infection prevents you from doing anything in Windows. I suggest you have good read of the first link I posted if haven't already attempted it and the tip below doesn't help.
Regarding getting into Safe Mode, are you able to get to the screen where you login with your username and password (before Windows 8 opens)? If so, don't try to login but instead hold down the left shift key on your keyboard, click the little white power icon bottom-right and choose Restart. Keep the shift key held down until you get the blue screen with white text that says "Choose an Option". If you get that far release the shift key and choose "Troubleshoot your PC" -> "Advanced Options" -> "System Restore" and let the laptop restart. Choose an available restore point that pre-dates the infection.