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 trip to the gym left Robert Gordon University student Anthony McDavitt feeling anything but fit, after a car reversed out of a parking place and directly into his path.

Mr McDavitt sustained a broken wrist, broken teeth, cuts and bruises when the parked car reversed out in front of him.  His bike was also damaged beyond repair.

Hurrah! At last the Damages (Scotland) Bill has been passed and people who have suffered the tragic death of a loved one will no longer have to endure such long and distressing court cases.

The Damages (Scotland) Bill, was the bill of Labour MSP Bill Butler. 

A 28 year old woman suffered horrific 40% burns to her body when negligent care home staff lowered her in to a bath of scalding water.  Jeanette De Bono, who suffers from Retts Syndrome, was injured by the very people who were employed to care for and look after her. It has been reported that a substantial compensation settlement has been agreed by lawyers for  Jeanette De Bono and the Wellcare Nursing Home.

The Ministry of Defence is to pay £1.8 million compensation following tragic accidents in Afghanistan. £1.7 million compensation is to be paid to a paratrooper who sustained severe injuries in Afghanistan and £100,000 compensation is to be paid to the family of an Airman who was killed in a Nimrod crash.

Happy new year everyone!  Everyone in the Thom household had an excellent holiday and Santa managed to deliver most of our presents.  Hopefully you all got your presents and Christmas cards on time but rather strangely we are still getting Christmas cards and presents delivered now.  Santa has been working overtime to make sure all the presents are delivered but I suppose better late than never!!  I guess things have been delayed because of the bad weather but I was rather surprised to see that Royal Mail have paid out £800,000 in compensation to more than 30,000 people in Scotland as a result of failing to deliver the post properly. 

A personal injury claim has been won by a man from Essex after he was crushed by a falling Christmas tree in Prague.

The man was on holiday with friends in Prague when he was crushed by a 100 foot tree at a Christmas market in the town square. The accident left him with life threatening injuries to his head, upper body and legs.  He was unable to walk for months after the accident and now requires the use of a walking stick.

I have been following the story about the toxic sofas for sometime now and I felt bad for all the people who were injured but thought they would not get compensation as Land of Leather went bust.  Around 412 customers thought that they would lose out on obtaining compensation but now the company’s insurers have agreed to pay out compensation.

One of the things that I love about all of this snow that we have been having is that it allows all of the family to take a trip up north to go skiing.  The three of us love to drive up to Glenshee at the weekend and spend a day out on the slopes. 

Although skiing and snowboarding are great fun activities over the winter months, they can be very dangerous and can result in serious injury.
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