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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I was pleased to see that recently a Judge has jailed 2 young drivers who caused the death of a 17 year old boy by racing their cars at 90 mph.

Young drivers are often criticised and many people don’t want them to be able to drive unsupervised.  Although you might not agree with me I can see why this might be the case.  The judge also raised questions about the “wisdom of allowing new drivers immediate, unrestricted, and unconditional driving opportunity”.

Globalisation, increasing competition and changing work organisation bring along many new challenges, such as new technologies, new work practices, haste at work, growing mobility and others. These challenges bring new risks and hazards of diseases and burdens, for example musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, industrial diseases and occupational illnesses, increased psychological stress and violence at work.

Electrician John Buchanan thought he was using his initiative to keep himself and 2 colleagues warm during last winters freeze.  Buchanan, formerly of Kean construction, was working on new-build homes as the temperatures plummeted to minus 7 degrees centigrade.

In an attempt to get some rest bite from the frostbite he went into one of the properties which had already had heating fitted and put it on.  Unfortunately, when his manager found out what he had done he dismissed him.

As someone who is in full time employment, if I was unfortunate enough to suffer a personal injury in a road traffic accident I wouldn’t qualify for Legal Aid because my income, after paying essential expenses such as my mortgage, tax and childcare, is in excess of the £25,000 threshold required to qualify for Legal Aid.

Being made from plasticine ‘leg-room’ isnt something that bothers me when on a flight, therefore when I travel around Europe taking names and making claims, I always fly on a budget airline.

It made me laugh last week when Ryanair owner, Michael O’ Leary was forced to pay compensation to Easyjet’s Stelios for portraying him as Pinocchio in a Ryanair advertising campaign.

My working life is spent obtaining the absolute maximum compensation for victims of accidents in the most stress-free way.  There is never a more stressful time in someone’s life than when they have just lost a loved one. 

Dealing with matters arising out of a loved ones death is heart-breaking enough without having to give instructions to Solicitors on complex areas of compensation law.

Positively recent statistics have revealed that there has been a decrease in the number of fatal accidents at work in the UK over the last year.

Thompsons are advocates for safer workplaces and work hard with employers, families and the Health and Safety Executive both in terms of claiming compensation for victims as well as improving safety.

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.
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