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

When I was a young plasticine boy I remember enjoying my Granny Thometta Thompson singing in the kitchen as she baked.  I thought she was probably the best singing pensioner in the world.

My opinion was changed last night in a moment of melodic, amusing genius.  Janey Cutler from Wishaw wowed me, the judges and commanded a standing ovation from the crowd while singing Shirley Bassey’s ‘This is my Life’ on the Britain’s got talent semi-final.

As most of us are looking forward to watching the world cup, I know I certainly am!!  I thought I would bring to your attention that issues could arise for employers and employees if there is an increase in absentee levels in the month to come with the FIFA World Cup starting on Friday the 11th of June.

The UK and most other countries are signatories to The Montreal Convention which sets international standards and limits for what compensation can be claimed from airlines.  The convention relates to personal injury, breach of contract, loss of luggage and most other forms of compensation relating to mistakes and accidents that can and do happen to air travellers.

Maclaren the company famous for Formula 1 cars and ……….child’s buggies – have announced that they are to offer compensation to the parents of 40 UK children whose fingers were injured (in some cases severely) in the hinges of its folding pushchairs.

Maclaren have refused to admit liability but have begun to make compensation settlement payments, ranging between £2500 to £10,000.  The money is to be held in trust until the child is 18.

A Fatal Accident Inquiry in Lanarkshire has criticised the Scottish Ambulance Service for their delay in getting a man injured by the falling bucket of a JCB to hospital.

61 year old former fireman Andrew Andrews died 8 minutes before the ambulance carrying him arrived at  Wishaw General Hospital – some 70 minutes after it had initially been summoned.

David Watson, a driver for Perth council, is suing his employer for compensation over a run in with a wheelie bin.

The compensation is sought in regard to a broken wrist he sustained while trying to deliver the wheelie bin from the back of his van.    The problem seemed to have occurred when he was unable to stop the weight falling on him due to problems with the bins wheels.

With all the talk of cutting public spending in the wake of the election the last thing we wanted to hear is that NHS workers have been defrauding the tax payer.

Unfortunately Joanne Jamieson, an administrative assistant at Stobhill admitted pocketing over £40,000 by doctoring (excuse the pun) her timesheets. 

I was in Strasbourg at the European Court of Human Rights, but that is a story for another day (and yes, the court covers plasticine rights as well as Human Rights!).

There has been a lot of confusion regarding whether stranded fliers like me can claim compensation due to the volcanic dust from Iceland. There seems to have been a big difference in the way travellers were treated depending on which airline they flew with.  In many cases the party line was that the airline owes compensation to a delayed passenger if the cause of the delay is not ‘due to exceptional circumstances’. 
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