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 family of a motorcyclist who died when his Harley Davidson ploughed into an oncoming after swerving to avoid a sharply braking van, has been awarded £270,000 compensation.

Paul Bellingham from Limavady in Northen Ireland was on holiday in Scotland when the crash happened on the A71 at Hooston Bridge, Hurlford in Ayrshire in July 2008.

A trip to the gym left Robert Gordon University pharmacy student Anthony McDavitt feeling anything but fit, after a car reversed out of a kerbside parking place and directly into his path.

Anthony, 21, who was cycling at the time as part of his fitness training ploughed straight into the side of the car that pulled out in front of him, wrecking his bike and landing dazed and confused on the road.

 Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors Scotland announce a new, imaginative and fun way to secure a summer internship with “Law Idol: the no win no fee internship”, a competition open to all Scottish, college and University students with the winner landing a 2 month paid internship at one of their Scottish offices. The prize itself is an extremely prestigious one given Thompsons’ reputation and track record of winning high profile awards such as Law Firm of the Year 2009 and Frank Maguire as Solicitor of the Year in 2010 at the annual Law Awards; while the competition is a fresh and modern take on the interview process that should grab the imagination of the Scottish student population.

An Aberdeen cyclist who suffered horrific injuries after being knocked off her bike by a tanker lorry has died 18 months after the accident.

Student Milena Gott, 22, who was originally from Poland, had tried to battle her way back to health, but she died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, just two days after doctors were forced to amputate her legs when they became badly infected.

Thompsons Solicitors have helped an Aberdeen man who was knocked down by a hit and run driver win, £17,000 in compensation, despite a bizarre claim that he was running backwards across the road at the time.

A student has recently received a substantial compensation payout after being injured in a car accident. She had been a passenger at the time of the accident.

Donna was on a school coach trip with Largs Academy to France. In France the coach was involved in a serious road traffic accident which resulted in the coach landing on its side and all of the pupils receiving injuries to different degrees.

The insurers of the bus company immediately admitted that they were at fault. They arranged for a personal injury solicitor to attend a public meeting at the school to offer a compensation claims service. Most of the pupils injured took the assistance of the solicitor and many of the claims settled for £1,000 compensation.

Thompsons No Win No Fee Lawyers helped Kerry Dickson obtain £4,000 in compensation when her car was stationary in a garage forecourt when suddenly and without warning another driver failed to stop in time and crashed into the rear of her car causing damage.

A woman has recently received a compensation payout after being badly injured in a car accident. She had been driving home from work at the time.

The passenger of a car who was involved in a road traffic accident has recently received a large compensation payout after making a claim. He had been out with a friend at the time.

The accident occurred due to a driver in front of them trying to turn right while in the wrong lane. This car cut into the right hand lane without warning, causing the driver in the right hand lane to slam on their breaks. The passenger and his friend were in this lane but his friend was too close to the car in front and was unable to stop in time, striking the car in front.
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