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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Making a Compensation Claim for Silicosis

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Dust MaskSilicosis is an incurable respiratory disease that can be fatal in some cases. It is caused by breathing in particles of silica dust, (or respirable crystalline silica) which are so fine that they are taken deep into the lungs, where the immune system tries to attack them, causing inflammation

Over time this inflammation can damage the lungs, causing the tissues to scar and harden (fibrosis). This can make breathing difficult, and lead to further complications that can be very disabling.

If you're worried that you may be at risk of developing silicosis and want to know more about its effects, how to help prevent it, and what methods are used to treat it, then you can click on the links below to find out more about:

How is exposure to silica dust controlled?

Because the risks posed by silica dust are so great and it is found in so many common materials , limits have been set on the amount of dust that workers can be exposed to. The Government has also brought in a set of rules to protect employees. These are known as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, and you can find out more about them in the work accident section of this website.

Employers are expected to always abide by these rules and make sure their staff follow all safety precautions. Negligence can happen however and if the actions or inactions of another exposed you to a substance that caused you to develop silicosis, you could be entitled to compensation.

Expert guidance with your silicosis compensation claim

Thompsons’ No Win No Fee lawyers are specialists in dealing with claims for respiratory diseases such as silicosis.

We realise that being diagnosed with a condition as serious as silicosis will deeply affect you and your loved ones, putting you under great strain, financially and emotionally.

That's why, at Thompsons, we approach every case with sensitivity, putting you and your family's interests at the heart of everything we do. We only ever represent the victims of personal injury – never companies or corporations. Our goals lie with ensuring people do not suffer as a result of negligence without getting fair recompense.

Our solicitors are sympathetic and practical, and will help you through the process, fighting to obtain the maximum compensation for you, in the quickest possible time. As a firm, our legal expertise is second to none, and our confidence is reflected in the fact that we offer a No Win No Fee service. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a penny. So there is no need to worry about incurring unnecessary legal fees.

If you have any concerns or queries about the claims process, then call one of our expert solicitors today on 0800 0891331 to have an initial discussion about your case.

We will happily advise you on your case and inform you of what your best options are.




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