Thompsons secure settlement in excess of 1/4 of a million pounds
Thompsons client Tracey Rae from Falkirk suffered long-term health problems after contracting food poisoning at a restaurant. Thompsons secured her compensation of £263,534.Mrs Rae developed severe symptoms after eating a meal at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Leith.
MoD pay compensation following an accident at work
Mr Watts who works at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane sustained injuries to his back and legs which forced him to be absent from work for over three months. Mr Watts required to manually open and close a large heavy gate as part of his duties. Whilst closing the large gate during adverse weather conditions a strong gust of wind caught the gate and blew it out of his hands. The wind changed direction and Mr Watts was then trapped between this gate and the adjacent gate. He sustained serious injuries to his back and legs. Mr Watts’ colleagues confirmed that there had been previous problems with this gate and other similar gates on the Base.
Accident lawyers help secure compensation for crush injury
Thompsons secured £12,500 for Mr Alan Brown following an accident in which he was involved during the course of his employment with Co-Operative Group Limited.
At the time of the accident Mr Brown, a warehouse operative who had been with his employer for four years, was attending at the water cooler when a colleague lost control of a picking truck which subsequently crashed into him.
Bakery Worker receives £22,500
Mr Robert Ewing has received £22,500 following an accident at work in January 2015.
Mr Ewing, who was 61 at the time of the accident, had been with his employer for 13 years and worked as a dispatch picker at their factory in Uddingston. Mr Ewing was picking an order in the warehouse when a colleague knocked a nearby wooden pallet which landed on Mr Ewing’s knee.
Seaman forced to retire due to accident at work
A Union member employed as an abel seaman with Boskalis Westminster secures £45,000 compensation with Thompsons.
Whilst working on board the WD Mersey Mr Cave slipped on a build-up of rubbish sustaining a bi-fracture dislocation of his right ankle which required surgery in the form of an open reduction and internal fixation of his ankle. Unfortunately Mr Cave developed post traumatic arthritis in his ankle joint which our medical expert advised is likely to deteriorate over time. Due to the accident Mr Cave was unable to continue as an Abel Seaman and had to retire after over 13 years of working for Boskalis Westminster.
Ineos Petrochemical Plant worker secures £23,000 compensation
Thompsons helped secure £23,000 compensation for Union member, Jeffrey McIlhenny following an accident at work.
At the time of the accident Mr McIlhenny was a scaffolder working for DSL Services. While working nightshift one evening our client was dismantling scaffolding on the gantry of the Hydrocracker Ineos Petrochemical Plant when a steel pole fell through a gap in a steel plate jamming his thumb. Due to the time of night and poor lighting in the area he was unaware and unable see the gap in the steel plate.
Volkswagen low emission mass litigation
Once one of the most trusted brands in the motoring world VW’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The company has admitted conning hundreds of thousands of its customers worldwide by installing cheat software to produce false exhaust emission readings. The company is now facing legal action across the globe from customers who were duped into buying cars they thought were more environmentally efficient than they actually are. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s largest law firm specialising in mass litigation law suits. In this interview with Scotland’s leading broadsheet newspaper, The Herald, Patrick McGuire, the partner in charge of mass litigation, explains why so many angry motorists have contacted him and how the legal action will proceed.
Greater Glasgow & Clyde health board face claims for faulty mesh implants.
Problems caused by surgical mesh implants have been well documented by both the mainstream and medical press. Thompsons Solicitors which is Scotland’s leading law firm helping victims of faulty surgical implants have led calls from victims for the government to act. In this article with the Glasgow Evening Times Thompsons partner Patrick McGuire explains why Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board are facing many claims for faulty mesh implants.
Patients' anger as 'botched surgery' doctor avoids tribunal
Thankfully scandals involving our NHS are few and far between. But occasionally an issue arises where care has been far from what is expected. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s leading law firm helping people who have been victims of botched health care. IN this case covered by BBC Scotland Patrick McGuire talks with leading health journalist Eleanor Bradford about many of his clients who have fallen ill at the hands of a surgeon who has now left the NHS.
Lack of care has devasting consequences
AS Scotland’s leading personal injury law firm Thompsons have to deal with many tragic cases. As reported here by one of the country’s largest newspapers, the Sunday Mail, a simple lack of care by local authorities can have devastating consequences. One of our most prominent personal injury lawyers Victoria Aquino talks with the newspaper about a very harrowing case involving the death of an elderly grandmother..