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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Disease Claims

In this day and age I was angry and upset to hear that 3 cleaners working in Edinburgh had to be taken to hospital because of reactions and injuries they suffered to a chemical cleaner substance. 

It has been reported that as the cleaners were cleaning toilets at the Imperial Docks in Leith one of them started to suffer respiratory problems and another started to be overwhelmed by fumes due to the chemical cleaner being used.

I punched a red plasticine fist in the air from the back row of the Court of Session  on Tuesday when it was announced that we have won another milestone battle against AXA Insurance & Others in relation to Pleural Plaques.

I was intrigued to read that Jenni Simpson paid £1 for the compensation claim of Alan Catchpole who contracted MRSA at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2005.

Mrs Simpson is seeking compensation from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The Court of Appeal recently heard that Mrs Simpson wanted to pursue a claim to highlight the alleged failures of the hospital.

It has been reported that lawyers who represent a farm at the centre of an E. coli outbreak which occurred during the summer of 2009 have admitted liability and agreed pay to compensation to victims of the outbreak who have suffered injury and loss. The compensation awarded to all the individuals involved could potentially amount to millions of pounds.

Asbestos related diseases are commonly associated with those who worked in the shipyards or who worked in industry in the last half of the 20th century.

Sadly however, I am seeing more and more cases on a daily basis of those seeking compensation for exposure to asbestos amongst people in professions.

My friends at Thompsons have been involved in the Public Inquiry investigating the deaths of the people who were affected by C-Difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.  Following that outbreak several measures were put into place by the government to try and prevent any future outbreaks.

My friends at Thompsons have helped a lot of people claim compensation for injuries and losses they have sustained as a result of harmful and deadly bacteria. Thompsons Solicitors see first hand the pain, suffering and loss that harmful bacteria like E Coli, Salmonella and Legionella can cause.

My friend Patrick McGuire who is a partner at Thompsons and 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 which have been designed to prevent another outbreak of the killer bug.

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