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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Road Accidents

The president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has challenged the insurance industry to commit to reductions in insurance premiums. He stated that whiplash injuries are genuine and can have long-term effects and they should not be trivialised.  He highlighted that before the government declare proposals in relation to whiplash claims that risk prejudicing genuine injured people from bringing compensation claims they should have a wider debate about the actual issues and hold the insurers to account for their role.

It has been reported that a number of fruitpackers who were involved in a horrific fatal road traffic accident on the M5 have instructed personal injury lawyers to represent them in a personal injury claim for compensation.

A twin who suffered severe injuries in a  road traffic has been awarded personal injury compensation. The twin pursued a claim for compensation after a road traffic accident 12 years ago was recently awarded 2.5 million in compensation.

- MCGUIRE:  “TRAINING IS COMMITMENT TO FULLY SUPPORTIVE LEGAL SERVICE”

Brake Road Safety Training Scotland’s award-winning personal injury firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has teamed up with road safety charity “Brake” to improve the help they give to the families of those killed on Scotland’s roads. 

Glen Millar, PartnerScotland’s award winning personal injury firm and road safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, has backed calls from road safety charity Brake for the UK Government to get tough on dangerous drivers after figures reveal drivers with as many as 30 points on their license are still allowed on the road.

Chris Gordon, Partner - Thompsons Solicitors

THOMPSONS SOLICITORS BACKS CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE ACCIDENT RATES

Four people have been taken to hospital following a crash between an ambulance service minibus and a car in Angus.  According to reports the bus carrying elderly passengers collided with the car shortly before 10am yesterday in Coronation Avenue, Montrose, Angus. 

Both drivers are believed to be seriously injured in the crash and two of the minibus’ passengers, aged 82 and 63, needed hospital treatment, but their lives are not believed to be in danger.

A series of road traffic accidents on Scotland’s roads tragically claimed three lives this weekend.  Two died after their motorbike collided with a car yesterday on the A836 Thurso to Reay road at Drumhollistan in Caithness and a 19 year old was killed when his car crashed into a railway bridge in Lochgelly, Fife.

Cycle Accident Compensation ClaimsAn Aberdeen cyclist, who narrowly avoided being crushed to death when a lorry knocked him off his bike in a cycle lane outside a school, has launched a one-man campaign to make cycle lanes safe to use.

Solicitors, trade unionists and victims have lashed out at the insurance industry for attacking drivers suffering from whiplash as ‘fakes and fraudsters’.

The Association of British Insurers branded the UK the whiplash capital of Europe and said the cost of fraudulent whiplash claims was pushing up the cost of motor insurance.
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