Every year I speak to many people who are injured due to falls on buses. A bus does not drive like a car and its jerky braking and accelerating can make it a hazard for those onboard, especially those standing or still to take their seats.Many passengers a year are injured from falls on buses and come to me to help them claim compensation and gain redress.
I have met with and continue to help soldiers, and families of soldiers injured in battle.Soldiers know of the risks associated with their jobs but it is my job to make sure that they are properly taken care of should they get injured.
Compensation claims against hospitals are often riddled with difficulty. Doctors and hospital staff are, after all, only human and are trying to do their best for their patients.With this in mind, any act of negligence needs to be pretty clear before a compensation claim can proceed.
£2 million in compensation has been awarded to a man in England who was left severely disabled due to problems during his birth.28-year-old, Jonathon Khairule’s severe cerebral palsy means that he can only communicate by typing on a keyboard with his nose.
Thompsons are delighted to collectively represent the families at the upcoming Public Inquiry into the C-Diff deaths at the Vale of Leven hospital, Alexandria.Public Inquiries are a big part of our work and are often a vital stage which allows victims and their families to gain answers to questions that may have weighed on their minds for years. We realise that answers come before compensation and that is why we aim to provide our clients with Answers first, Compensation second and lastly Closure.
Clydeside Action on Asbestos, pleural plaques victims and Frank Maguire, our Senior Partner at Thompsons Solicitors all welcomed the news that the bid by insurers to block the Scottish Parliament’s new law confirming the right to compensation of victims of pleural plaques has been blocked.
As well as acting for victims of accidents we at Thompsons also help those who are the innocent victims of assault or other crimes of violence.The police will investigate the crime and press criminal charges; we will fight for compensation for the victim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Libel is the English equivalent of what is known as defamation in Scotland and something is libel or slanderous when it is a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person. Successful cases often attract millions in compensation for famous persons but as here the amount of compensation remains undisclosed as a condition of settlement.