The rapid spread of coronavirus and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in widespread illness and deaths across the UK. All our lives have been touched in some way.
The resulting crisis has caused uncertainty and upheaval for many people in terms of COVID-19 illness, work-related issues, and changes and restrictions which have been put in place as a result of government guidance.
Thompsons is here to help make sure your rights are upheld.
How coronavirus has affected us
COVID-19 cases escalated quickly at the outset of the pandemic and while the numbers fell during the summer, they are now re-emerging amid a second wave. While clinical knowledge regarding the illness's transmission and long-term effects is now more advanced, there are still restrictions in place on work, travel, and general lifestyle in an attempt to hinder the spread of coronavirus. And, as of yet, a vaccine is still not available.
While the main focus for the nation has been in trying to stop the spread of the virus, helping the NHS, and saving lives, many ordinary people have been adversely affected as a result of the pandemic.
Thompsons solicitors are representing a number of individuals whose lives have been affected by COVID-19, both as a result of the illness and the economic effects which caused redundancies. Our COVID-19 Case Types page has more information.
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The Thompsons COVID-19 Legal Hub
In terms of your rights and the law, the effects of the coronavirus broadly fall into two main areas – COVID-19 Illness Compensation and Your Employment Rights.
COVID-19 ILLNESS COMPENSATION
If you have been affected by COVID 19, Talk to Thompsons today to see if we can help you seek the justice you deserve.
Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland are representing a number of claimants who either contracted COVID-19 themselves or lost a relative as a result of the illness. You can find out more on our COVID-19 Case Types page.
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YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
The country-wide lockdown and effects of social distancing meant many businesses had to shut down temporarily, and there was massive loss of revenue across a hugely diverse range of business-types.
While the government quickly put in place a series of measures to help businesses and their employees, not everyone's job was safe. Many workers found themselves furloughed, taking a pay cut or, sadly, losing their jobs altogether as a result of COVID-19.
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