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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. 

I help thousands of people with accident compensation claims every week and really have seen it all.  However, sometimes even I am surprised at how poorly health and safety in the workplace is enforced.  Last week for example, Inverurie firm International Paper (UK) Limited were fined £6000 for an accident in which one of their workers lost an arm.

Some of you may remember the tragic drowning of seven year old Luke Hutton in September 2007 at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Dundee.  The organisation and training of lifeguards at the centre was insufficient and the alarm was raised only when another child reported Luke missing.  His body was found in a covered wave pool following a search.  Fatal accidents like this upset me firstly because they are avoidable by proper implementation of health and safety and secondly because no level of compensation will ever reflect Luke’s families sorrow.  The operators of swimming pool were fined £40,000 last week for breach of Health and Safety Laws.

However, advertising for jobs exclusively through the internet has the potential to discriminate against those not so computer literate a report published by the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee has found.

The criticism is aimed mainly at local authorities and runs parallel to the Equality Bill, which aims to increase opportunities for disadvantaged groups, currently making its way through Parliament.  The Equality Bill while offer routes for those discriminated against to bring legal action and seek compensation from companies and organisations not in compliance.

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.

Making a legitimate No Win No Fee Compensation Claim after suffering a disease, accident or injury can be a catalyst to changing behaviour and the law – it can ultimately protect others from the same thing happening again.

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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