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.

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Compensation Claims News

Thompsons Solicitors have welcomed new laws which will end lengthy legal wrangling over damages claims.

Craig Jones recently received compensation after falling into an open manhole and sustaining severe injuries. He had been walking to work at the time of the accident.

As he had been walking he had failed to spot that the manhole had not been covered. This caused him to step into it and fall. As he fell down the manhole his ribs struck against the side of it. He managed to stop himself from falling right down it and to drag himself back up onto the pavement.

Accident injury lawyers Thompsons has secured compensation for a woman involved in a head on collision with a cow. Jane Boylan was travelling along the A72 Biggar to Peebles road late at night when her vehicle suddenly and without warning struck a cow in the middle of the road.

The cow was one of six belonging to a nearby farm which had escaped and wandered onto the road. Ms Boylan suffered extensive injuries including severe damage to her mouth and teeth and her car was damaged beyond repair.

A child has recently received compensation after being injured on council property. He was injured while out playing with friends near his home.

At the time of the accident he had been in a garden area which was supposed to be maintained by the local council. He and his friends were running around and playing in the long grass in the garden.

Solicitor Patrick McGuire has called for a ‘one strike and you’re out’ law to ensure that dogs which attack people are automatically put down.

Mr McGuire a partner with Thompsons Solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases said: “I fully understand how attached people become to their pets, but I think even the most-loved dog crosses a line when it attacks a human being.”

Mrs Alexander recently received a compensation payout after being injured in a restaurant. The 61 year old from Glasgow had been out for a meal with her husband at the time.

After she and her husband had finished their meal, they got up to leave. As they passed the kitchen however, Mrs Alexander slipped and fell. It was later discovered that she had slipped on the remains of a spilled meal which had not been properly cleared up.

Aberdeen solicitor Chris Gordon has called for a ‘one strike and you’re out’ law to ensure that dogs which attack people are automatically put down.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has warned that cuts in public spending and the rising rate of VAT will result in the loss of almost 1.6 million jobs across the UK economy by 2015-16.

It is the highest estimate yet of the effect of the coalition Government’s spending cuts, but the CIPD say other estimates have failed to take into account the effects of VAT rise. 

A girl has received compensation for an injury she sustained when she was two years old. She has been awarded a compensation settlement of £52,000.

The injury occurred when she had been going to playgroup with her child-minder. As she opened a swing-door to go in to the hall where the playgroup took place, her thumb became trapped in the hinge. She was forced to go to hospital and ended up losing the tip of her thumb.

Pothole Accident Compensation ClaimsA 42 year old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has made a successful compensation claim after tripping on a pothole on the pavement.

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