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Things are hotting up as Glasgow gears up for the most prominent MayDay celebrations for a number of years. In a major concert, Comedian and activist, Mark Thomas; marxist magician, Ian Saville, and former BBC Young Folk Musicians Siobhan Miller and Jeana Leslie join political song master Arthur Johnstone, and harmonica virtuoso, Fraser Speirs, in a star studded line-up at the Great MayDay Cabaret that crowns this years’ Friends of MayDay activities.
A Glasgow City Council employee has been helped to £3,000 compensation from specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons. The local authority worker was a passenger in a council vehicle when it was struck from behind by a refuse lorry while sitting stationary.
Bereaved parents affected by the Mortonhall baby ash scandal have been dealt another blow as police confirm there will be no criminal prosecutions. 26 complaints were made to the former Lothian and Borders Police after it was revealed that parents had been denied their babies’ ashes following cremation at the Edinburgh crematorium.
Thompsons Solicitors is today (Wednesday) renewing its calls for a full public inquiry into the baby ash scandal in Scotland. The Scottish Government has announced it intends to review the legislation around cremations in a bid to prevent a repeat of what happened at Mortonhall and other crematoria across the country.
Specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons have secured a compensation claim of £35,000 for a Unite member following a trip at work. 58 year old Irene Tinto sustained a closed fracture in her leg after tripping over a door mat left folded across a doorway by a cleaner.
A Scottish Government consultation on court reform has today (Wednesday) been launched by Justice Minister Kenny McAskill MSP. The long awaited proposals are expected to pave the way for the biggest overhaul of Scottish courts for a generation.
Staffordshire City Council and a firm of building contractors hired to undertake refurbishment work in a local school have been fined £27,000 collectively for exposing nursery children, teaching staff and two joiners to asbestos fibres.
High street firm, Marks & Spencer, has been fined one million pounds after failing to properly investigate asbestos complaints. A judge has found that the lack of investigation into these asbestos claims has put customers and staff at risk of asbestos exposure for more than 10 years.
A change in politics has found Canada announcing its 130 year history of asbestos mining and exportation will be coming to an end. Politicians have also announced the end for the all too common practice of defending asbestos mining and exportation on the world stage.
Thompsons Solicitors is giving its full backing to calls by MPs for a criminal inquiry into toxic hip implants. Claims have been made that hip replacement manufacturer DePuy, which is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, continued to market metal on metal hip implants despite warnings of their negative impact on patient health.
Leading accident injury solicitors Thompsons has successfully secured compensation for an MOD employee injured at work. Gabriel Chambers sustained a back injury following an accident in August 2011. Mrs Chambers was employed by the MOD and on the day of the accident she was the first to arrive at RNAD Coulport where she was responsible for opening the main gate.
Award winning lawyers Thompsons has lodged another successful compensation claim for a PCS Union member. Margaret McIlree slipped from a ladder in October 2008 while employed as a civilian guard at Faslane Naval Base.
The Health and Safety Executive has today (Friday) formally censured the Ministry of Defence on behalf of the army for its part in the death of Kaylee McIntosh. The concept of Crown Immunity means the army will face no prosecution for the 14 year old cadet’s tragic death in 2007. The teenager from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides.
A Unite member has been awarded compensation from his employer Eddie Stobart following a workplace accident. Peter Crainie, who is employed by the haulage firm as an HGV driver secured over £3,000 in compensation following the accident in April 2010.
Under current workplace health and safety regulations where an employee is injured in an accident at work and he or she can prove that their employer has breached a statutory duty they can claim compensation. In cases of strict liability, employers cannot avoid responsibility and employees are able to obtain compensation without the need provide all of the evidence to prove that employers are at fault.
Scottish Conservative Local government spokeswoman, Margaret Mitchell MSP recently highlighted a range of examples where compensation had been paid out by Scottish Councils. Over the last five years local authorities have paid a total of £33 million in compensation spread across 13,000 claims.
The Administrative Court in England recently decided upon the case of Airbus Operations Ltd & Another v Roberts  EWHC 3631 wherein it found that the defendant was in contempt of court as a result of his misrepresentation of his injuries sustained in a workplace accident.
A company which makes coat hangers has been ordered to pay £81,600 to an employee whose hair became tangled up in machinery. The freak accident occurred in 2009 when a woman, on her first day working on Mainetti UK’s conveyor belt, managed to catch her hair and scarf in the machinery.
Thompsons Solicitors is calling on the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP to launch a Public Inquiry into the baby ash scandal uncovered at Mortonhall Crematorium. Dorothy Maitland, Operations Manager of SANDS Lothian, who is also one of the victims being represented by Thompsons, is meeting the Minister today to discuss the issue. Thompsons has approached the Minister for a meeting at a later date.
Specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons have secured a compensation claim of £35,000 for a Unite member following a trip at work. 58 year old Irene Tinto sustained a closed fracture in her leg after tripping over a door mat left folded across a doorway by a cleaner.
Award winning compensation lawyers Thompsons has secured damages totalling £16,000 for a Unison member who suffered a serious trauma at work. Irene Turnbull was left with physical and psychological damage after falling down a lift shaft which she believed to be a cupboard.
A Labour MSP has today (Wednesday) announced her intention to introduce a new Members’ Bill to address the current failings in Scotland’s Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) system. Patricia Ferguson MSP is proposing a Bill which will radically amend the Fatal Accident and Sudden Deaths Inquiries (Scotland) Act 1976.
Despite training and awareness campaigns professionals working within the healthcare sector are still sustaining injuries caused by needles on a daily basis. We at Thompsons represent a large number of clients who have been injured in this way and have to endure the fear and anxiety of waiting on test results to confirm whether or not they have contracted a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis B or HIV.
In July of this year Sheriff Napier sitting at Aberdeen Sheriff Court decided upon the case of Smith v Fowler and found that drivers ought to bear in mind the rules of the highway code and should not accept the flashing of lights from other vehicles as a signal that it is safe to perform a right hand turn.
Following the recent changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’s (CICA) compensation scheme designed to compensate innocent victims of violent crime the Government has introduced their new hardship fund.
Whiplash injuries should not automatically be dismissed as minor and treatment should be sought if symptoms are suffered is the message which comes though after a recent case involving a man who suffered a Stroke 34 days after suffering whiplash in a rear end shunt accident.
Thompsons Solicitors has voiced its disgust over revelations that babies’ remains have been dumped in a mass unmarked grave at an Edinburgh crematorium. For the last 45 years grieving parents who suffered the still birth or premature death of a baby have been refused the ashes of their child from Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital.
In December 2011 an estimated 4,000 Scottish women had their lives turned upside down when news of the PIP breast implant scandal broke. Headlines were made across the world when it was revealed a French firm, Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), had used industrial grade silicone in breast implants which tens of thousands of women worldwide had been fitted with.
Thompsons Solicitors is turning pink this weekend as it launches its new cosmetic claims department. The firm is well known for its work around the PIP implant scandal but now this is being expanded to create an entire department dedicated to claims involving cosmetic and beauty treatments.
The Society of Solicitor Advocates (SSA) is embracing software application technology with the launch of a new app. Instruct + allows Solicitors to alert Solicitor Advocates instantly to the need for court cover and work referrals.
No further testing for night noise and vibration to be carried out on Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line. Families who live close to the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line whose lives are being blighted by noise and vibration caused by overnight freight have had hopes for a solution dashed.
Edinburgh City Council has come under fire for failing to do enough to protect cyclists from the dangers posed by the ongoing tram works in the city centre. Six cyclists were involved in accidents as a direct result of tram works in the first week alone and over 70 have subsequently fallen off their bikes since the project started in 2009.
Another trade union member has benefited from the expertise of specialist union lawyers Thompsons. Nursing auxiliary and Unison member Linda Mitchell secured £50,000 in compensation after an accident at work caused injury to her shoulder and neck.
The Crown Office has issued a statement concluding that there will be no further prosecutions relating to the death of 14 year old Kaylee McIntosh who died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides in 2007.
An army major has today (Monday) been fined £5,000 after pleading guilty to health and safety charges in relation to the tragic death of 14 year old Kaylee McIntosh from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. Kaylee died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides in 2007.
Edinburgh City Council is being criticised for failing to implement recommendations aimed at improving safety for cyclists around the city’s tram routes. This follows revelations that in the first phase of tram works starting in 2009, 74 cyclists suffered falls on Princes Street as a direct result of the tram works with six of these being reported in the first week alone.
Despite what members of the Cabinet and the media would have us believe regarding the apparent epidemic of whiplash claims, figures have been released by the Government’s Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) which demonstrates that the number of whiplash claims is falling.
We recently reported that the Coalition Government planned to reform the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme to the detriment of your members who are assaulted at work. We were then pleased to report that the Government did an 11th hour u-turn on the proposed changes which was welcomed by Thompsons and trade unions alike.
A Scottish Public Inquiry into the NHS blood scandal has refused an application to take further oral evidence on the issue of statistics. The written decision published Monday 12th November by Lord Penrose follows a procedural hearing at the end of October. The decision states that no further oral evidence will be heard but the Inquiry will take written evidence from a number of witnesses named at the hearing.
An army major has today (Friday) pleaded guilty to health and safety charges in relation to the tragic death of 14 year old Kaylee McIntosh from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. Kaylee died while taking part in a cadet training exercise in the Outer Hebrides in 2007.
Scottish women will have until 8th April 2013 to register to make a claim as part of a group litigation order for faulty PIP breast implants. With a deadline now set Thompsons Solicitors, which is acting for hundreds of Scottish victims is urging all women who have been affected by the health scandal to get in touch and get the expert advice they need.
Thompsons Solicitors were pleased to show support to our trade union friends during a national day of action last month calling for a Future that Works. Laura Connor, David Adams and Michael Maguire joined various organisations in a march and rally in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday 20th October.
Award winning solicitors Thompsons is urging Scots to plan ahead this month and make a Will. November is ‘Make a Will Month’ and Thompsons will be teaming up with Will Aid to raise money for charity whilst offering its professional Will writing service for free
The founder of the French firm responsible for a global health scare involving sub standard breast implants has been released from jail after spending eight months incarcerated for unpaid bail charges.
A Scottish Public Inquiry into the NHS blood scandal has said it will stop short of producing a definitive figure relating to the number of people infected. That was the conclusion today (Monday) from the Penrose Inquiry into Hepatitis C and HIV infection from blood and blood products used by the NHS. An additional hearing was set up to decide if further evidence on the issue of statistics was required, but indications by Lord Penrose suggest no further oral evidence will be taken.
Thompsons Solicitors has set up a free advice line in response to concerns over radioactive waste found on a Fife beach. Work has started this week to excavate the waste which was first discovered 20 years ago on a beach in Dalgety Bay.
An online seminar on asbestos litigation is to be extended to allow more people to take part due to high volume of demand. Thompsons Solicitors, the market leaders in asbestos litigation, is running the online tutorial which examines best practice around asbestos related claims.
"In determining the return to be expected from the investment of a sum awarded as damages for future patrimonial loss in an action for personal injury the court shall... take into account such rate of return as may from time be prescribed..." (Damages Act 1996 section 1(1)).
Union officials and prominent members of the legal community are alarmed by increasing numbers of employers reneging on their legal obligation to supply their employees with personal protective equipment (PPE).
A recently created support scheme for victims of mesothelioma – a terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure – is set to exclude thousands of sufferers of other asbestos-related diseases who might otherwise have been given access to essential compensation.
Health and safety in the North sea is improving according to statistics released recently. It has been reported that the number of gas leaks and oil leaks that could lead to significant incidents have fallen and are continuing to fall.
Victims of the Legionnaires disease outbreak that gripped Edinburgh over the summer have spoken out over alleged institutional failings that have resulted in two separate outbreaks of the disease in the UK this summer.
It is peak holiday season and every year 130 million Europeans plan a holiday in another EU country. Around ¾ of holidaymakers will use a car or a motorbike whilst on holiday and it is likely that some of those road users will be unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident.
The Department of Work and Pensions yesterday announced a £300 million fund of last resort for those sufferers of mesothelioma who have been unable to obtain compensation as their former employer or its liability insurers cannot be traced.
An Oban-bound train carrying 66 passengers and three crew struck a landslip causing severe disruption to services. The 12.56pm train from Glasgow Queen Street hit a landslip between Oban and Crianlarich at around 1.30pm on Wednesday.
On 2 June 2012 Glasgow-based Clydebank Asbestos Group received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to UK volunteer groups in recognition of outstanding achievement in their communities.
Thompsons Solicitors, specialists in victims’ rights, has set up a dedicated telephone helpline following a serious outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Edinburgh which has left one dead and fifteen in critical condition.
More than 100 people connected with the exclusive Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire have been struck down with vomiting and diarrhoea after a suspected outbreak of the norovirus at the world-famous venue.
Thompsons is extremely proud to sponsor this year’s Headway Conference, Scotland’s foremost brain injury learning and networking event, which is to be held at the Grand Central Hotel in the heart of Glasgow on Friday 8th June 2012.
The president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has challenged the insurance industry to commit to reductions in insurance premiums. He stated that whiplash injuries are genuine and can have long-term effects and they should not be trivialised.
It has been reported that a number of fruitpackers who were involved in a horrific fatal road traffic accident on the M5 have instructed personal injury lawyers to represent them in a personal injury claim for compensation.
A personal injury solicitor was reported as speaking out against the practice of insurance companies putting pressure on victims of personal injury to accept lower awards of compensation than they be entitled to.
Scotland’s leading asbestos lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors, and asbestos campaigners have welcomed today’s Supreme Court ruling that insurers who offered cover at the time victims were exposed to asbestos are liable to pay compensation to victims.
A twin who suffered severe injuries in a road traffic has been awarded personal injury compensation. The twin pursued a claim for compensation after a road traffic accident 12 years ago was recently awarded 2.5 million in compensation.
The family of Edinburgh Firefighter Ewan Williamson, who tragically died in a blaze at the Balmoral Bar in the city's Dalry Road on 12th July 2009, are raising an action for damages in the Court of Session.
The not for profit group Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have released figures showing that the number of deaths and personal injuries arising from Asbestos fibres are likely in increase over the next five years.
It has been reported that a passenger of the Costa Concordia cruise ship who suffered personal injury has been offered a 30% discount on future cruises. The passenger has hit out at this offer as being “insulting”.
Speaking following the Government’s announcement that a further 7,000 women in the UK may have been victims of the PiP implants scandal, Scottish campaign group “PiP Implants Scotland” and their solicitor Patrick McGuire expressed concern at the new figure
Solicitor for the Scottish PiP victims and partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Patrick McGuire, welcomed Lloyds TSB’s decision to offer a refund to a woman who paid for her PiP implants operation on her credit card, but said that the women’s rights to redress
Riding schools have been advised to be on the ball when it comes to no win no fee claims. Riding schools are being recommended to make sure they have the correct liability insurance to deal with any no win no fee claims made.
Reacting to BBC reports that the MHRA have advised that patients who have undergone large head metal on metal hip implants should be monitored annually for life and that a joint BBC Newsnight and BMJ investigation - to be aired tonight.
Speaking following evidence from Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Independent Healthcare Association and private hospitals Spire Murrayfield and Nuffield Healthcare at today's Scottish Parliament Health Committee, spokeswoman for the PiP Impl
Scottish victims of the PIP breast implants scandal have welcomed today (Tuesday's) positive talks with Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon as helpful, but a step away from the full public inquiry they were demanding.
Speaking ahead of today’s (Tuesday) meeting with Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon the Scottish victims of the PiP Implants scandal demanded answers and action on the issue, calling for the Cabinet Secretary to support calls for an independent, transparent
Charities have recently spoken out about the proposed reforms to no win no fee agreements and the impact the reforms will have over human rights abuses. Oxfam, Amnesty International, CAFOD and other NGO’s have stated that the proposed restructuring of no w
Scots PiP victim Jenny Brown told of her “rupture nightmare” today. The woman from Edinburgh is currently recovering from surgery to have her implants removed last week after a scan identified a rupture in her right side.
The second part of the legal aid bill that changes the rules on no win no fee arrangements has had very little media coverage. It’s reported that the second part of the bill will effect a lot of ordinary people from claiming compensation from large c
The BBC have reported that 2 Jersey hip replacement patients are to be examined as part of the product recall. Jersey health officials have advised that the DePuy metal on metal hope replacement was only used on younger patients who are under 65.
The Scottish campaign group representing victims of the PiP implant scandal has accused the Health Secretary of denying them answers after she failed to back the group’s calls for a Public Inquiry into the scandal.
The Sunday Telegraph has reported that the British Orthopaedic Assocation (BOA) has written to surgeons, expressing fears that not all patients who received the DePuy devices have been recalled for checks.
“Let’s end the questions and get some answers” that’s the message the Scottish victims of the PiP breast implant scandal sent the Scottish Government today as they called for them to set up a Public Inquiry into the scandal.
An article this week released by and Access to Justice Action Group, dismissed the compensation culture claims of the government. The group’s coordinator stated that no win no fee agreements are one of the only routes low and middle-income people could pur
Scottish victims of the PIP Implant scandal are urging Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to urgently clarify advice given to Scottish Healthcare providers on offering scans to PIP Implant victims who want to find out about the state of their implants.
If you have received a DePuy ASR hip replacement you should contact your surgeon to have it tested. Testing will help your surgeon determine if your hip is working as it should and whether you are having a reaction to metal particles generated by the wear
Scottish victims of the PIP implant scandal and Scotland’s leading personal injury firm Thompsons Solicitors have called on all private providers to meet their responsibilities to replace the implants.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors have urged the Scottish Government not to water down safety systems for adventure activities in Scotland.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, have teamed up with the STUC in calling for a shake-up of the health and safety system to deliver justice and a safety culture in society.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has said that clinics who offered the dangerous PIP implants could have a duty to pay compensation to those affected under consumer protection legislation.
A doctor was recently awarded £4.5 million following a compensation claim for workplace discrimination and trauma. The hospital consultant won a compensation claim against the NHS trust where she worked.
Scotland’s leading employment and personal injury firm, and workers’ rights campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, have said that the successful delivery of a Living Wage through public procurement policy depends on political will - not legality.
Lots of people have been looking for more information regarding the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall. Obviously if you think that you have been affected by this you should contact our expert, no win no fee, solicitors to see if they can assist you.
It has been reported that the Law Commission has said that legislation should be changed so that in England and Wales an insurers priority is to make payment in valid claims for compensation within a reasonable time.
Speaking ahead of the evidence from doctors at the Vale of Leven getting underway today, recognised legal representative for the victims of the C.difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven and partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Patrick McGuire, said:
The number of Scots victims who could be entitled to compensation after suffering from a defective metal on metal hip implant which has been found to cause symptoms such as non-cancerous tumours and muscle wastage could run into thousands, a leading solici
Reacting to the Chancellor’s Autumn statement which indicates the Government’s intention to cut back health and safety regulations even further than suggested under the Lofstedt Review, Scotland’s leading personal injury solicitors and health and safety ca
Milly Dowlers parents spoke out recently to warn that people of ordinary means will not be in a position to defend themselves if the Governments plans to reform the no win no fee agreement system go ahead.
A special posthumous award was awarded to Solicitor Advocate and victims’ rights campaigner, Frank Maguire, at last night’s Scottish Politician of the Year Awards for his lifetime dedication to campaigning.
Scotland’s leading personal injury and employment firm, and proud sponsors of the Scottish teams competing in the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Home Internationals Football tournament, have praised the efforts of the two Scottish teams involved.
Scotland’s award winning personal injury and employment firm, Thompsons Solicitors, are backing Scotland to go all the way and win this weekend’s Coalfield Regeneration Trust (CRT) Home Internationals in Wales.
Reacting to figures released today by the Health and Safety Executive which reveal that nearly two thirds of Scots killed at work last year worked in agriculture, Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicito
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm, which represented the Piper Alpha victims, Thompsons Solicitors, has called on oil companies to take health and safety on oil platforms seriously and make greater efforts to keep rigs safe. They have also called fo
Scotland’s award winning personal injury firm and asbestos campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, have backed calls from Unite the Union and victims’ organisations for the UK Government to match Scotland’s commitment to asbestos sufferers.
Scotland’s award winning personal injury firm and road safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, has backed calls from road safety charity Brake for the UK Government to get tough on dangerous drivers after figures reveal drivers with as many as 30 points
Reacting to Health Protection Scotland’s quarterly report on C.difficile infection in Scotland from April to June 2011, Thompsons Solicitors, who represents the families taking part in the Public Inquiry into the Vale of Leven C.difficile outbreak, said th
Marks & Spencer has been fined £1m for failing to protect customers, staff and workers from potential exposure to asbestos after ceiling tiles containing the deadly material fell to the floor during a store refurbishment programme.
Scotland’s leading personal injury and employment law specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, have thrown their weight behind two major Midnight League events co-ordinated by the Coalfield Regeneration Trust and the SFA.
The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients and an advocate for the rights of the victims of injury and injustice. This week he talks about how far we’ve come in s
Scotland’s leading accident law firm, and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, are backing calls from MSPs and campaigners to introduce new regulations to curb the number of accidents on Scotland’s roads.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and asbestos disease specialists, Thompsons Solicitors, today completed their 10km run to raise money for the victims of asbestos exposure. They also repeated their appeal for people to make text donations to hel
For most seasoned cyclists, the prospect of a 51 mile bike ride through the busy streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh would be a challenge, but Solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors, Roz Galloway is to take part in this weekend’s “Pedal for Scotland” only 4 months
Leading Scottish Law Firm, Thompsons Solicitors, whose Employment Rights Unit handle a number of equal pay cases, have called for meaningful action to be taken to tackle pay inequality in the workplace after a report revealed that male executives in Scotla
The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he talks about what to do if going to hospital makes you worse- not better.
- WORKER HAS RIGHT TO DEMAND FURTHER REDRESS Scotland’s top personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, has welcomed the news that a recycling company in Ayr received an £80,000 fine for breaking the Health and Safety
Scotland's leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, voiced concern after reports that an eight year old boy broke both his arms while playing on a new play park ride near his home in Wishaw.
Danielle Ormond's bid for justice after she survived a gas explosion at the Drumtochty Arms at Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire, moved a step closer after it was confirmed that her case for compensation is to be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Four people have been taken to hospital following a crash between an ambulance service minibus and a car in Angus. According to reports the bus carrying elderly passengers collided with the car shortly before 10am yesterday in Coronation Avenue, Montrose,
A series of road traffic accidents on Scotland’s roads tragically claimed three lives this weekend. Two died after their motorbike collided with a car yesterday on the A836 Thurso to Reay road at Drumhollistan in Caithness and a 19 year old was killed whe
The Wood family’s lives were turned upside-down when David’s wife Maureen found out she had mesothelioma – a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos. Maureen’s death after a long brave fight with the disease left David and the family devastated.
Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and campaigners for better health and safety in the workplace, Thompsons Solicitors, has welcomed figures which show a reduction in the number of oil and gas leaks on offshore installations. However they stressed th
Leading Scottish personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners Thompsons Solicitors has joined a Scottish former bricklayer’s calls for compensation to be given to workers who were blacklisted by employers for standing up for workplace safety.
An Aberdeen cyclist, who narrowly avoided being crushed to death when a lorry knocked him off his bike in a cycle lane outside a school, has launched a one-man campaign to make cycle lanes safe to use.
As far back as Frank Maguire can remember his calling has been to help those less fortunate than himself. The son of a policeman was one of seven children growing up in Castlemilk, Glasgow in the early 1960s and he has never forgotten the roots which gave
Thompsons Solicitors, the only law firm to represent individual clients at the Court of Session Judicial Review hearings on pleural plaques, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to take on insurance companies over the issue.
Pleural Plaques campaigners and victims expressed their delight at the decisions of three Court of Session Appeal Judges who backed the Scottish Parliament’s law giving victims the legal right to pursue their claims for compensation.
Thompsons Solicitors Senior Partner in Aberdeen, Chris Gordon has warned farm workers to be more safety conscious after a man was killed on a Turriff farm after apparently being crushed by a forklift truck.
Thompsons Solicitors have helped a machine operator whose hands were drenched in coolant at work win £50,000 compensation after developing a skin condition that means he can’t use washing up liquid or shampoo.
The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he spells out how a new Scottish law will simplify court proceedings for PI.
Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors Scotland announce a new, imaginative and fun way to secure a summer internship with “Law Idol: the no win no fee internship”, a competition open to all Scottish, college and University students with the winner landing a
Thompsons Solicitors Senior Partner Frank Maguire and hepatitis campaigner Philip Dolan have called for an urgent meeting with Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, following Andrew Lansley’s announcement of additional support for Hepatitis C victims in Englan
A Scottish paratrooper who lost a leg when he stepped on a mine in Afghanistan has won a £1.7m compensation payout, and the mother of one of the 14 RAF officers who died when their Nimrod exploded on another Afghanistan mission was awarded £100,000 compens
Thompsons Solicitors have helped an Aberdeen man who was knocked down by a hit and run driver win, £17,000 in compensation, despite a bizarre claim that he was running backwards across the road at the time.
Thompsons Solicitors Partner, Patrick McGuire has expressed serious concerns about new figures which reveal a 24% increase in the number of working-age adults diagnosed with the deadly C-Diff hospital bug.
Hundreds of members of the public are to receive compensation payments after being burned by a defective batch of sofas. The sofas had been manufactured by the Chinese companies Linkwise and Eurosofa and were sold in Argos, Land of Leather and Walmsleys.
Thompsons partner Patrick McGuire has criticised management at Ninewells Hospital for not learning the lessons of a fatal outbreak of C-Diff, after inspectors criticised current hygiene and infection control procedures.
The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he gives an overview of the types of cases the horrendous conditions we have being h
Thompsons Solicitors’ Aberdeen Partner Chris Gordon has welcomed news that scientists at Aberdeen University have been awarded £1.5m for research into deadly bacteria like E.coli, salmonella and Legionella which cause Legionnaires disease.
The lawyer who represents the families of the 18 victims of the Vale of Leven outbreak of C-Diff has slammed Scotland’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ hospitals for failing to meet cleanliness standards designed to prevent another outbreak of the killer bug.
A man, who wants to remain anonymous, has recently received a large compensation payment after being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos at work. He had worked for APV Pasilik Limited for 5 years between 1960 and 1965.
The Telegraph’s legal expert, Solicitor Advocate Frank Maguire of Thompsons Solicitors is an expert at winning compensation for clients in personal injury cases. This week he expresses concern over the very hard line the Ministry of Defence is taking on l
A man has recently received a substantial compensation payment after being involved in a road traffic accident. He is in his seventies and has been severely physically and mentally affected by the crash.
A man has received a compensation payment after having fingers severed in a workplace accident. Wesley Dickinson had been working as a machine operator in a factory owned by Centriforce Products at the time of the accident.
High Street retailer John Lewis was fined £20,000 on November 9, after a court heard that around 15 workers could have been exposed to deadly asbestos while carrying out refurbishment work at the chain’s Edinburgh store.
Thompsons Solicitors Partner Patrick McGuire who represents the families at the public inquiry into the deaths of 18 victims of the C-Diff outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital, has joined criticism of cleanliness standards at Wishaw General Hospital.
Thompsons Solicitors have backed the family of a soldier killed when an RAF Nimrod exploded over Afghanistan who criticised the Ministry of Defence for making the battle for compensation "as difficult as possible".
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has put the cost to the UK of accidents in the home at £45 billion a year, in hospital bills, time off work and benefits, in a report to their home safety congress in Glasgow.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has warned that cuts in public spending and the rising rate of VAT will result in the loss of almost 1.6 million jobs across the UK economy by 2015-16.
Chris Gordon, Partner of Thompson’s Solicitors in Aberdeen has criticised Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for failing to do enough to step up hygiene controls, 15 months after an outbreak of maggots forced the closure of three operating theatres.
Thompsons Solicitors and Solicitor Advocates are pleased to announce the assumption of Derek McLean into the partnership and the appointment of Victoria Aquino, Jayne Crawford and Jennifer St. Clair as associates.