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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Personal injury

I read an intriguing article recently, which stated that scientists have developed new techniques to treat spinal injuries. Having seen first hand the devastation spinal injuries can cause to individuals and families this can only be a good thing.

Scientists have discovered that scar tissue forms when there has been damage to the spinal chord and this scar tissue it is said can act as a barrier to healing.

Victoria AquinoThis week I met with one of the victims of the PIP scandal.  It was revealed last year the French-made PIP implants could rupture and leak industrial-grade silicone into the body. There were fears the substance could be toxic and cause cancer, although it has been reported that there is no evidence for this so far, ruptured implants can cause a great deal of pain and suffering.

Hannah BennettI read recently of a possible breakthrough in the treatment of brain-damaged victims with great interest. 

A Canadian man who suffered significant brain injuries as a result of a road traffic accident and who was believed to be in a vegetative state for more then 12 years has recently been able to converse with researchers.

Patrick McGuire, PartnerIt’s been a tough slog for the thousands of victims of the PIP breast implant scandal both here in Scotland and further a field. From the moment the news broke that the French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) had been supplying clinics with implants using non-authorised silicon gel, or in other words implants which should not have been used for medical purposes, it has been an emotional roller coaster.

Greg WhytePersonal injury compensation lawyers Thompsons is leading the campaign for victims of the PIP implant scandal in Scotland, many of whom are understandably upset by the news that the man behind the health scare has been released from jail. Aside from the ongoing civil compensation actions there is a concurrent criminal prosecution against Jean-Claude Mas, the former head of the French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP).

If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of another’s negligence, then you should contact Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors within three years of the injury.  

The Law is outlined in the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.   The Act affords you a three year time limit within which to raise a Court Action against those you hold responsible for your injuries.

If you have been involved in an accident involving personal injury, you need an expert personal injury Solicitor to act on your behalf.  This is where I come in.  We at Thompsons have over 100 years of experience to draw on and consider ourselves to be expert Personal Injury Solicitors.  If you have been involved in an accident on the road or at work, then this is exactly the type of work we are experienced in dealing with as well as our expertise in dealing with claims involving industrial disease, pleural plaques, mesothelioma, deafness, vibration white finger and any other condition caused as a consequence of negligent employers. 

I was shocked to read recently about a woman who was involved in a terrifying accident at Kirkcaldy train station.

The mother of two was trying to get off the train with her husband and two sons when the accident happened.  She stated that as she was attempting to exit the train the doors shut without warning, pushing her on to the track and under the wheels.  Her eldest son jumped on to the tracks to pull her clear while her younger son shouted at railway staff to stop the train moving.
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