At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Cycling claims for accidents in Glasgow

Cycle Accidents

Cycling in Glasgow is encouraged by The Scottish Government. So much so that it has expressed hopes to achieve a target of making 10 per cent of all journeys in Scotland cycle journeys by 2020 – a massive increase on the one percent figure as at 2015.

Furthermore, it is hoped that the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) will lead to improved health, reduced carbon emissions and more free-flowing traffic.

However, one consequence of increased cycling is increased accidents particularly in busy cities such as Glasgow. For example, in 2013 nine cyclists were killed on Scotland's roads, with a further 167 suffering serious personal injury.

If you have sustained a cycling accident injury in Glasgow and believe that the incident may be attributable to the actions of another road user, call 0800 0891 331 to speak with the personal injury solicitors at Thompsons Scotland today.

Educating and challenging riders in Glasgow

We all know that car and other motor-going drivers present the biggest danger to cyclists on Glasgow's roads; however, given that cyclists have responsibilities to both themselves and other road users it was little surprise that in 2014 Glasgow police said they would stop riders who they found to be a danger to themselves or those around them.

Yet, instead of placing the emphasis on penalty, Police Scotland said that the campaign was about primarily about educating to encourage safety, particularly in the west end and city centre where cycling accidents are most prevalent.

Police said that under the term of the week-long scheme, cyclists without lights would be given lights for free, with the gifts funded by Go Safe Glasgow.

Inspector Craig Linton of the Divisional Road Policing Unit in Glasgow, commented, "To improve safety it is important that cyclists and drivers share the road with respect and tolerance. Whether it is drivers not giving cyclists enough room at junctions or cyclists not properly illuminating their presence on the road – it's important to challenge this behaviour."

Cycling injury accident solicitors

Scottish Government cycling accident statistics reveal that there are a disproportionately high number of city centre accidents, particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. And despite attempts to improve cycling infrastructure 16% of these accidents occur in a cycle lane.

If you have sustained cycling accident injury in Glasgow or elsewhere in the UK, call 0800 0891 331 to speak with Thompsons Solicitors.

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