Choosing the Right Solicitor

Here at Atha & Co, we understand when it comes to choosing the right Personal Injury Solicitor, there is more to consider than just money. Dealing with a claim and the aftermath of an accident can be stressful and difficult. We have decades of experience in helping the people of Teesside with a claim and life after this kind of traumatic experience.

You could be dealing with life-changing consequences, so the right solicitor is vital.


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Support, while your claim is ongoing, is just as important as the claim itself. Having a good solicitor to support you through the difficulties of a claim is often something people forget while dealing with the fallout of an accident and it can provide you with much-needed comfort and emotional support as well as practical help like booking medical appointments, physiotherapy, counselling etc.


Keeping your family and friends close by is also key when dealing with a claim and what comes after. They can support and help you through the difficulties you may face.



Having a team you can trust is also crucial to your time during and after your claim. Choosing a team that cares about you and your well-being rather than just your claim can make a huge difference to your experience!

Atha & Co understand the importance of trust and help to support our clients right throughout
the process.



Choosing the right solicitor is difficult under most circumstances, but making sure you have a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor with the right knowledge and experience is so important.  Choosing wisely will give you the best possible service and help you maximise your compensation.

At Atha & Co we have honed our expertise over the years. We don’t just ask the obvious questions. We dig deeper to understand the far-reaching implications of our clients’ circumstances that other solicitors and claims management companies just fail to do.

If you choose to go with an inexperienced solicitor you could lose out on your claim, secure less financial compensation than you deserve or find the communication, service and process stressful. So look at the firm’s history, read their online reviews and ideally gain some insight from those who have dealt with them before. The right solicitor will work hard to make this a positive and stress-free experience.


The right solicitor will be in contact with you throughout your claim. Not only for everything they need to get you the best result possible but to support and comfort you during a potentially difficult time. You should always feel like you understand the progress and status of your claim.

Poor communication makes a company seem distant and can feel like they don’t care, if your solicitor is like this – you are well within your rights to switch to a better one.


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Of course, everyone wants their claim dealt with swiftly, that is completely understandable. It is however helpful to manage your expectations. Speed is not always the answer. Legal matters have to follow a process and this takes time, not to mention injuries you may sustain and the bodies’ natural healing time for different injuries. These are factors that will determine the speed at which your claim is progressed. Managing your expectations from the outset is important, not only for your well-being but also for the potential value of the claim.


A firm that is local, like Atha & Co is well placed to provide you with the best representation. There is nothing like being able to dedicate one-on-one time to help us get to the bottom of the detail that separates us from other law firms. These are the very details that help us maximise our clients’ claims. We are also happy to offer our clients a face to face Video Call if that is more convenient for them than an in-person meeting. We understand how busy people are. You do not have to take your case to a local firm to achieve the best outcome.

Atha & Co have decades of experience secure the personal injury compensation they deserve.

Charles Atha of Atha & Co said “We are passionate about giving our clients not only the best financial compensation but also the most supportive experience possible. We really do care!”


Sometimes you can have an accident that wasn’t your fault and the implications are far more serious than simply being in pain. Injuries can in fact effect your ability to do your job properly.

Mark, who is a web developer, had a lasting injury, sustained in a road traffic accident that impacted his ability to use his thumb (crucial in his day to day work). Take a look at his story and how Atha & Co helped him win compensation

Choose the One You Know – Atha & Co. Call Middlesbrough 222575. #Re-building shattered lives.

PTSD Awareness month!


Psychological Injuries are often caused by a sudden, traumatic or stressful event outside of normal experiences. For example an accident at work, clinical negligence or a road traffic accident.

There are two types of psychological trauma victims: primary victims (directly involved) and secondary victims (witness first-hand a serious accident).

While the majority of personal injury claims are for physical injuries, it is also possible to claim compensation for psychological trauma. Psychological injuries :- Depression, PTSD anxiety disorders, can have life-changing effects that are sometimes more debilitating than a physical condition.

Psychological trauma claims usually accompany or form part of claims for physical injury but can also exist on their own. For a psychological trauma claim to be valid it does need to be supported by medical evidence.

If you suffer psychologically as a consequence of the accident or a pre-existing mental health condition has been worsened, then you may be entitled to make a claim. For some people, it will be important to access therapeutic support to help resolve the issues that have arisen for you. Likewise accessing the support you need to help with your recovery

Choose the One You Know – Atha & Co. Call Middlesbrough 222575 or find out more on our website

Atha & Co – winning you compensation when other Law Firms fail.

At Atha & Co we are regularly approached by clients who originally used another Law Firm that were unable to help them secure compensation.

Charles Atha of Atha & co said
“Although we are reluctant to become involved in trying to clear up difficulties caused by others, there are some cases where we are prepared to get involved. In those cases we are delighted to be able to succeed where others have been unable to do so.

It is important that not only are we successful, but also that our clients have the peace of mind to know that they were properly looked after.

This sometimes restores some faith in the legal system!”

Here is what one of those clients had to say. If you have been affected by an accident that wasn’t your fault then Choose the One You Know – Atha & Co.. Middlesbrough 222575.

Congratulations to the lovely Stephanie Llewellyn!

Congratulations to the lovely Stephanie Llewellyn for 3 DECADES OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO ATHA & CO. Thank you Steph – we have enjoyed every one of those years
Here is what she had to say this morning:-
“30 years ago today, I was a shy, anxious 16 year old who had just left school and was starting my YTS training as an Office Junior at Atha &Co Solicitors. 30 years on, I am now Secretary to the main man, Mr A and have met and worked with some great people, some of whom are life long friends, who have been with me throughout my time at Atha’s. I’ve bought a house, got married, become a Mum and shared all of this with my lovely work colleagues, who are also great friends. We are truly a special team at Atha’s and I feel very proud that what we do is worth while . We make a difference to people’s lives, sometimes in very difficult circumstances. Thank you to my Atha & Co family xx ”