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This will be the place to find all breaking news and updates from Thompsons and personal injury litigation in general.

I was shocked to hear that golfer, Colin “Monty” Montgomery was involved in a road traffic accident on A80 this week. It is also a shame to learn that he suffered a personal injury by virtue of which, he will not be able to take part in a charity walk arranged for Inverness in the same week.

I was sad to see that despite the government advising us that hospital acquired infections are decreasing, a ward at a Glasgow hospital closed earlier this week, as a result of an outbreak of C-Difficile.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirmed that higher than expected cases of the potentially fatal bacteria were discovered at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow.

I am of the opinion adverts like the one on the tv which I am in and my family are in provide a route for injured people to secure access to justice. 

It is thought Lord Young in his review of the so called “compensation culture” will try and restrict advertising of no win no fee services.  If I could speak to Lord Young, I would tell him of all the good that has come from my adverts. I would tell Lord Young of all the people who have been helped and whose lives have changed for the better because they saw my adverts and called my friends at Thompsons.

I turned even redder today when I heard the news today that John Lewis plead guilty to breaching the asbestos regulations only one year ago.

Despite numerous campaigns to highlight the dangers of asbestos in the workplace, John Lewis allowed staff to continue to work refurbishing its store in Edinburgh when the alarm was raised that asbestos was likely to be present.

I never cease to be amazed by the lengths to which insurance companies will go to avoid paying compensation, particularly to victims of asbestos exposure, many of whom are terminally ill with deadly cancers like mesothelioma.

Whilst surfing the internet the other day I read a very interesting article debating whether or not workplaces should be a third female?  What do you think?

Lawyer Baroness Kennedy argues that having a workplace make up similar to that of the shadow cabinet i.e. one third female, could be an interesting proposition.

I was moved to tears this week watching footage of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for 69 days being reunited with their loved ones, their liberty and their country. As someone who deals in health and safety law I was heartened to hear the president of Chile claim that he would launch an investigation in to the  health and safety within the mining industry while giving an  undertaking to stamp out the inhuman working conditions.

Thousands of people suffer from injuries in car accidents in the UK every year. This is due to numerous reasons and knowing how to act when using hard shoulder can help you prevent one of the car accident causes.

A hard shoulder (also known as breakdown lane and emergency lane) is a term used for the area that is reserved on the side of a motorway or a road and is usually kept clear at all times. This is so that in the unfortunate case of breaking down or any other kind of emergency, a driver can pull into the hard shoulder to get out of the traffic flow.  Also, emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and police cars often use the hard shoulder to avoid any traffic congestions. Unfortunately, ‘hard shoulder car accidents’ occur quite frequently, so it is important to remember a few guidelines to keep you safe and avoid a car accident.
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