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.
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.
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.