Award winning specialist trade union lawyers Thompsons has secured an excellent sum in compensation for a Unite member following a fall at work.

Mr Rankin who was employed by Rolls Royce was severely injured after falling from height at the company’s Inchinnan base. At the time of the accident in 2008 Mr Rankin had used a fence to steady himself while working from a ladder unaware that someone had placed an additional piece of unsecured fencing alongside the main fence. As a result Mr Rankin suffered a fall which left him with physical and psychological injuries.

He was advised by his union Unite, to contact compensation and personal injury experts Thompsons for help pursuing a claim. Thompsons, who are experts in dealing with trade union cases, raised court proceedings and were able to secure a compensation award for Mr Rankin.

Following this accident Mr Rankin was unable to return to work for almost a year but was fortunate enough to have been paid in full during this time. This meant his claim was purely to compensate him for his injuries. During the course of his leave and throughout the claim he had the full support of his union. Due to being a union member Mr Rankin was also able to retain 100 per cent of his damages.

Thompsons Associate, Laura Connor said: “We were delighted to be able to secure a great award for Mr Rankin which will hopefully go some way towards compensating for his ordeal. As specialist trade union lawyers we have a huge amount of experience in dealing with workplace accidents and have a fantastic proven track record in this field. Mr Rankin was entitled to our services at no cost as a result of his Unite membership which is one of the benefits of joining your trade union.”

If you have been involved in an accident in the workplace, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact our  ‘no win no fee’ lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.

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