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.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Compensation Claims

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics in which scientists at the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King's College London looked at the DNA samples and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of more than 80 prematurely born babies has showed a link between brain injury at birth and the genes thought to play a part in schizophrenia and the metabolism of fat.

Sometimes when Scots go abroad and sustain injury on their holidays the circumstances and consequences of the incident mean that they receive a great deal of sympathy, maybe even personal injury compensation, but sometimes neither of these consolations is likely to be forthcoming.

Consider the recent case of an as yet unidentified Scot who attended a bull fighting festival in Spain.

An East-Lothian resident has been left paralysed following a workplace accident which was deemed "entirely avoidable" by an inspector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The former employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a weak panel while replacing plastic rooflights on a farm property in Lauder, Scottish Borders.

A packaging firm in South Wales has been fined for safety failings following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Investigation into a workplace accident involving a forklift truck.

On 7 October 2013, a delivery driver arrived on site at Platt Packaging's Gwent headquarters to load a lorry with goods for redistribution.

A blaze which took hold on a street in Moray, Scotland, has sparked serious concerns for the health of those in the vicinity as it was confirmed asbestos fibres were present in the building.

Six fire teams from across the region were called to tackle the inferno which took hold on 11 December.

Accidents happen all the time. Whether you are at work, you are at a football game, you go on a trip or you are just walking or driving on the road, you can be the subject of an unfortunate and unexpected accident. The consequences may be translated in pecuniary or non-pecuniary damages. You should not just suffer the losses if the accident was not your fault. Why should you pay your hospital bill or replace your damaged goods? The incident was not your fault so you should not pay for it!  You should exercise your rights and contact an accident lawyer. With his or her help you will be able to determine the person at fault and identify the potential compensation levels.

If you need legal advice and you do not know of a law firm with skilled and reputable Solicitors in Scotland, your best option is to ask around or search online.

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