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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Thompsons Solicitors Managing Partner in Aberdeen, Chris Gordon has backed a call by the Health and Safety Executive for more focus on safety standards in the North Sea.

Steve Walker head of the Health and Safety Executive’s offshore division warned that a sharp increase in gas releases and accidents in the North Sea should act as a wake-up call to the industry.

City Building (Glasgow) a limited liability partnership set up by Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 after an apprentice fell through a hole in the floor on a building site and broke his neck.

Apprentice joiner Steven Brown was working on the site of the new Arden Primary School in Thornliebank when the accident happened.

Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors Sponsor football tournament

A football tournament sponsored by Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors has been hailed as ‘life changing’ by Peter McNestry Chair of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

The death of a 34-year old farm worker in Fife is a stark reminder of how dangerous working on the land can be.

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that in the last ten years 455 agricultural workers went out in the morning and never came home.

A 68-year old man has become the first person in the UK to win compensation for injuries suffered from sitting on a so called ‘toxic sofa’.

Maurice Heminsley, 68, from the West Midlands received a four-figure compensation payout after his imported Chinese leather settee landed him in hospital with severe chemical burns.

A teacher who was attacked by a pupil, on several occasions, at the school were she taught has sued her employers and been awarded compensation.

The pupil punched, kicked, scratched and pulled the hair of Teresa McCarthy on a number of occasions and caused her to suffer a lack of confidence and nightmares.

Thompsons Sponsor Scottish Teams in Home Internationals

Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors has announced that it will sponsor the Scottish teams in The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Home Internationals between midnight league sides from Scotland, England and Wales.

Ross Finnie, the Liberal Democrat health spokesman has released figures revealing that more than 5000 operations have gone wrong across Scotland in the past five years due to ‘human error’,  leading to suspicion that medics are facing pressure to take risks in order to meet targets.

A trainee hairdresser in Dundee took the salon which employed her to a tribunal after they stopped paying her during her maternity leave and told her she no longer had a job. 

Julie was successful in her appeal for unfair dismissal as it is ‘automatically unfair’ if the reasoning behind the dismissal is connected to pregnancy.  There were also findings of sex discrimination and lack of proper procedure.

Compensation of £60,000 was also made in recognition the services and care Sean’s sister provided to him following the accident.

Thompsons are experts in acting for families whose lives have been turned upside down by catastrophic injury.  If you have been involved in an accident, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891 331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.
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