Recent Success Stories

Six figure sum achieved as a result of a fall from a ladder at work

Anna Guest, a personal injury solicitor at Atha & Co, acted for Mr D in respect of his no win no fee claim.
Mr D, was working installing a window outside a property. He was given a ladder to carry out this job.
However, the ladder gave way from underneath him and he fell with the ladder to the floor. He had no recollection of the circumstances leading up to the accident. He sustained a broken foot in three places and split the ball of his ankle away from his heel. He was advised he required a bone graft and ankle fusion which necessitated being off work for 12 months. He also suffered cracks and bleed on the brain, had issues with dizzy spells and still has a problem with his memory.
Mr D`s employers denied liability and Court proceedings were issued. A successful outcome was achieved.
Mr D has now recovered from his injuries and received a six figure sum in compensation.

Our client’s name has been altered to respect his privacy but this is indeed a true case

What to do when accidents happen at work

Falling victim to an accident at work can be distressing and confusing – and many people are left unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, Atha & Co are on hand to offer the best personalised advice to help employees get back on their feet. 

You might not know it, but your employer is responsible for your health and safety at work. No matter the size or type of organisation, all employers are required to provide a safe and secure working environment, in which their employees are provided with proper equipment, clothing, training and support.

However, no matter what precautions are put in place, accidents at work can – and do – happen.

What kind of accidents can happen at work?

The team at Atha & Co have substantial experience in dealing with injuries suffered in a wide variety of work-related accidents, including slips, trips, falls and spillages, as well as collisions on the roads involving delivery drivers.

Injuries caused by these accidents can range in severity, from minor lacerations and sprains, to broken bones, severe burns, repetitive strain injury and psychological injuries caused by sudden and stressful situations.

No matter the circumstances or injury, though, all employees have the right to seek assistance and advice on how to move forward and seek justice.

What to do when you have been involved in an accident at work?

Regardless of the circumstances and who was to blame, the law takes work-related accidents seriously and makes it extremely difficult for employers to escape liability for any harm that is caused to their employees.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work and you suffer injuries as a result, you may be able to claim for compensation.

Virtually any accident at work can be attributed to some degree of negligence or mistake on your employer’s behalf, so even if you think you might be partly to blame, you should still get in touch with a trusted solicitor.

The law in is this area is complicated and specialist knowledge and experience is vital.

Why choose Atha & Co?

The experts at Atha & Co know that accidents in the workplace can hit a nerve in more ways than one. In addition to dealing with physical injuries, many people feel frustrated and let down by their employer. Knowing what to do next can be confusing – but that’s where Atha & Co can lend a helping hand.

Armed with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, their team of qualified solicitors, will support you from beginning to end, ensuring you are treated as an individual – not just a name on a file.

Not only will they take the time to get to know your case inside-out and ensure you fully understand your legal rights, they will put every effort into seeking the best medical advice possible.

This means that, if required, you will receive rehabilitation that is suited to you, helping you recover and move on from your work-related accident as quickly and successfully as possible.

And if that wasn’t enough, thanks to their years of expertise and unfailing dedication, the team will also ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries, meaning you can move on from your accident with peace of mind.

If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and you’re seeking professional advice, contact Atha & Co’s team of expert solicitors on 01642 222 575.

What to do when you’re involved in a road traffic accident

Whether you are the driver or passenger, being involved in a road traffic accident can be traumatic – and knowing what stages to take next can be daunting. Find out how to seek the best-personalised advice after an accident

What is the definition of a road traffic accident?

A road traffic accident involves personal injury occurring on the public highway, in which at least one road vehicle or a vehicle in collision with a pedestrian is involved and which becomes known to the police within 30 days of its occurrence.

What to do when you have had a road traffic accident?

After speaking with your insurance company, get in touch with the Atha & Co team, who will gently guide you through the whole process in a personable way. There’s often a lot of information to get through, so professional help from an in-the-know, independent company will save a lot of your time.

An expert solicitor will gather all information needed, assess the situation and will return with a quick and well-thought-out solution for the client.

Why choose Atha & Co?

When speaking with insurance companies, they may advise you to use their own solicitors; but using independent, local solicitors such as Atha & Co will help you in the long run, looking after your best interest from start to finish.

An insurance solicitor will take you from one call centre to another in order to gather information, and this can be quite a time-consuming process; whereas an independent solicitor such as Atha & Co will take time to offer a personalised service with face-to-face advice and ongoing support.

Not only will you be able to build a trusting relationship with your solicitor, but a local expert is also likely to have knowledge on where your accident occurred, as well as information on how to seek out the best medical advice in the area.

While the majority of collisions result in physical injury, there may be a degree of psychological trauma; and it’s important to note that it is also possible to claim for psychological injuries caused by sudden, stressful situations.

Even if you are not physically injured, if there is a threat of serious injury which therefore causes phycological issues, you may have the right to claim, seeking assistance from the team at Atha & Co.

Whatever the problem, injury or degree of trauma involved, the team at Atha & Co are happy to help, promises quick and quality solutions.

How Atha & Co can help you…

Being involved in a road traffic accident can be very distressing and the consequences often daunting.

It’s the job of the team at Atha & Co to ensure you act fast, seek professional advice and secure your claim in a trustworthy environment.

A qualified solicitor will be with you from start to finish, guiding you from initial claim and compensation queries, to the final outcome and everything in between.

Backed with over 35 years of knowledge and experience, the team will ensure maximum compensation together with the best possible rehabilitation – allowing clients to recover and move on from road traffic accidents.

If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident and you’re seeking professional advice, contact Atha & Co’s team of expert solicitors on: 01642 222 575.