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.


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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