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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Personal injury

In the weeks leading up to my yearly family holiday I’m rushing about making sure I’ve got everything, (passport, money, travel insurance, toiletries etc etc) working late clearing my desk for the next couple of weeks….. I just love going away on holiday to relax and enjoy the sunshine for a week or two as I suppose everyone does!  Unfortunately not everyone gets the relaxing holiday they hope for…..

One of the side effects of the recession is that workers feel so insecure about their employment prospects that many of them are reluctant to report accidents at work, industrial or otherwise.

I increasingly hear stories of workers being left injured, scarred or disabled to some extent by accidents that have happened over the last few years, as the economy slowed and workplace safety lost priority.

Newcastle High Court has awarded a paralysed man £8.35 Million in compensation which is one of the highest ever personal injury compensation payments in the UK.  Lukasz Borowski, 27, received the compensation after being left paralysed from the neck down following a car crash in 2005. 

The Partners of Doncaster-based Beresfords were found guilty on 11 charges of serious professional misconduct.

Beresfords made millions of pounds from personal injury claims for miners through the government’s ‘coal health’ compensation scheme.

The Council say that an accident like this has never happened before.

It is likely that the case will come down to whether the accident was reasonably foreseeable by a competent school teacher with pupil safety in mind.

I didn’t do this for the goodness of my own health……I am made of rubber! No sooner had I done this then I hear about a Thompson’s client, Sharon Kerry, injuring her back while repeatedly bending over to put money in her employers safe. 

One Saturday, whilst enjoying a game of football Mr Smith was subject to what can only be described as an horrific tackle.  This tackle was so bad it broke his leg in 2 places, ended his football season and bought an early end to his football career. He contacted Thompsons to seek help as he’d lost wages, incurred additional expenses in treatment and was terrified at what lay ahead in terms of earning power.  Thompsons assessed his case and negotiated with the insurers of Cambuslang Rangers to secure a  compensation settlement in the sum of £40,000 – enough to offer financial security in the short term and allow him to assess how he takes his life forward.

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