Accident at Work

Mr Watts who works at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane sustained injuries to his back and legs which forced him to be absent from work for over three months. Mr Watts required to manually open and close a large heavy gate as part of his duties. Whilst closing the large gate during adverse weather conditions a strong gust of wind caught the gate and blew it out of his hands.  The wind changed direction and Mr Watts was then trapped between this gate and the adjacent gate.  He sustained serious injuries to his back and legs.   Mr Watts’ colleagues confirmed that there had been previous problems with this gate and other similar gates on the Base.

Thompsons secured £12,500 for Mr Alan Brown following an accident in which he was involved during the course of his employment with Co-Operative Group Limited.

At the time of the accident Mr Brown, a warehouse operative who had been with his employer for four years, was attending at the water cooler when a colleague lost control of a picking truck which subsequently crashed into him.

Mr Robert Ewing has received £22,500 following an accident at work in January 2015.

Mr Ewing, who was 61 at the time of the accident, had been with his employer for 13 years and worked as a dispatch picker at their factory in Uddingston. Mr Ewing was picking an order in the warehouse when a colleague knocked a nearby wooden pallet which landed on Mr Ewing’s knee.

A Union member employed as an abel seaman with Boskalis Westminster secures £45,000 compensation with Thompsons.

Whilst working on board the WD Mersey Mr Cave slipped on a build-up of rubbish sustaining a bi-fracture dislocation of his right ankle which required surgery in the form of an open reduction and internal fixation of his ankle.   Unfortunately Mr Cave developed post traumatic arthritis in his ankle joint which our medical expert advised is likely to deteriorate over time.  Due to the accident Mr Cave was unable to continue as an Abel Seaman and had to retire after over 13 years of working for Boskalis Westminster.

 Surgical Mesh Client, Debbie McGeachy

Thompsons Solicitors are at the forefront in the fight for justice for victims of Surgical Mesh. Thousands of victims across Scotland, the majority of whom are women, have been left in severe pain following operations involving mesh. Many of our clients feel abandoned by the health authorities. Thompsons have taken the lead in calling on the Scottish Government to intervene in this growing scandal not just to help victims of mesh but to make sure that no more Scots fall victim to this faulty medical product.

Thompsons were contacted by a concerned mum after her ten year old daughter was injured cycling near her home in Dumbarton. Many of the roads near the child’s house had recently been made by a building contractor and were in a poor state of repair having not been finished properly. The little girl lost control of her bike on a badly maintained section of tarmac.

As Scotland’s leading employment lawyers Thompsons regularly represent people who have suffered discrimination in the workplace. We will always fight against any type of unfair treatment against workers by their bosses. The firm recently won a significant case on behalf of a man who’s employer discriminated against him due to a disability which prevented him from reading properly. As Derick MacLean from Thompson explains to The Herald Newspaper this was a very important case to win.

Thompsons has notched up another successful win for a union client who fell at work resulting in head injuries which impacted on her senses.

Janet Harper, who was employed by British Polythene Industries in Greenock, tripped over a piece of metal in the warehouse causing her to fall in November 2010. She put out her hand to break her fall which resulted in soft tissue damage to her right wrist as well as more serious head injuries.

Jayne CrawfordA school technician has been awarded £8,500 compensation after cutting off part of his finger while sawing wood for a school project.

Anne Marie HarbisonA Glasgow City Council employee has been helped to £3,000 compensation from specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons. The local authority worker was a passenger in a council vehicle when it was struck from behind by a refuse lorry while sitting stationary.

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