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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Serious and Fatal Injury

Thompsons solicitors have committed to helping Ryan Williamson, whose son Ciaran was killed in a Glasgow cemetery, at  the Fatal Accident Inquiry into his death.

Ryan’s application for legal aid was turned down, and he was very upset at the prospect of never finding answers about what happened to his eight-year-old son.

A Thompsons client who works for his local council has won a huge compensation award after he sustained life threatening injuries in an accident at work. He was driving a recycling vehicle which had lifting arms to mechanically lift  bins and tip their contents into the body of the vehicle. The lifting arms were operated by use of handheld controls.

A farm worker who sustained personal injury in an explosion at a farm near to Isle Abbotts has received compensation.

Mr Arek Kuchczynski was carrying out maintenance on a compressed tank of air and hot water when it exploded. The accident tragically killed one worker and caused four others to sustain personal injury.

 

A Celebration of Headway in Scotland 8th June 2012Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow(registration at 9:30am) Thompsons is  extremely proud to sponsor this year’s Headway Conference, Scotland’s foremost brain injury learning and networking event, which is to be held at the Grand Central Hotel in the heart of Glasgow on Friday 8th June 2012.

Syd Smith, Senior PartnerThe family of Edinburgh Firefighter Ewan Williamson, who tragically died in a blaze at the Balmoral Bar in the city's Dalry Road on 12th July 2009, are raising an action for damages in the Court of Session.

- FAMILY’S CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ENSURE ALL OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FACE JUSTICE

Glen MillarThe family of drowned army cadet, Kaylee McIntosh, have welcomed the news that a criminal case is to be brought against an army major who was involved in the incident as “a step closer to justice”. 

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch recently published a report which stated that an indication of a fault that led to the helicopter crash had not been recognised just a week before the crash.

Sadly all 14 passengers and two crew members died when the Bond Super Puma helicopter crashed just outside Peterhead.  The report stated that there was a “catastrophic failure” of the main rotor gearbox as a result of fatigue fracture.

Chris Gordon Reacting to figures released today by the Health and Safety Executive which reveal that nearly two thirds of Scots killed at work last year worked in agriculture, Scotland’s leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, branded the findings “alarming” and called for a renewed focus on farm safety.

Danielle Ormond's bid for justice after she survived a gas explosion at the Drumtochty Arms at Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire, moved a step closer after it was confirmed that her case for compensation is to be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

The Health and Safety Executive has joined police to investigate the death of a 49 year-old diver in the northern North Sea Sector.

The Shetland coastguard rescue helicopter was scrambled in an attempt to save the man who took ill while diving with the diving support vessel Acergy Osprey.
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