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.
Thompsons helped secure £23,000 compensation for Union member, Jeffrey McIlhenny following an accident at work.
At the time of the accident Mr McIlhenny was a scaffolder working for DSL Services. While working nightshift one evening our client was dismantling scaffolding on the gantry of the Hydrocracker Ineos Petrochemical Plant when a steel pole fell through a gap in a steel plate jamming his thumb. Due to the time of night and poor lighting in the area he was unaware and unable see the gap in the steel plate.
Once one of the most trusted brands in the motoring world VW’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The company has admitted conning hundreds of thousands of its customers worldwide by installing cheat software to produce false exhaust emission readings. The company is now facing legal action across the globe from customers who were duped into buying cars they thought were more environmentally efficient than they actually are. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s largest law firm specialising in mass litigation law suits. In this interview with Scotland’s leading broadsheet newspaper, The Herald, Patrick McGuire, the partner in charge of mass litigation, explains why so many angry motorists have contacted him and how the legal action will proceed.
Problems caused by surgical mesh implants have been well documented by both the mainstream and medical press. Thompsons Solicitors which is Scotland’s leading law firm helping victims of faulty surgical implants have led calls from victims for the government to act. In this article with the Glasgow Evening Times Thompsons partner Patrick McGuire explains why Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board are facing many claims for faulty mesh implants.
Thankfully scandals involving our NHS are few and far between. But occasionally an issue arises where care has been far from what is expected. Thompsons Solicitors are Scotland’s leading law firm helping people who have been victims of botched health care. IN this case covered by BBC Scotland Patrick McGuire talks with leading health journalist Eleanor Bradford about many of his clients who have fallen ill at the hands of a surgeon who has now left the NHS.
AS Scotland’s leading personal injury law firm Thompsons have to deal with many tragic cases. As reported here by one of the country’s largest newspapers, the Sunday Mail, a simple lack of care by local authorities can have devastating consequences. One of our most prominent personal injury lawyers Victoria Aquino talks with the newspaper about a very harrowing case involving the death of an elderly grandmother..
Thompsons team of expert lawyers in various fields of law are often approached by the national media in Scotland to give their expert views on daily news stories. Here one of our very talented employment law team, Michael Briggs, gives his personal view on the UK government budget, what it means for him and his family.
Tim Weir, head of Thompsons private client department and an expert on personal tax issues, writes for The National newspaper giving his views on the UK government changes to inheritance tax in the budget. Tim argues that the changes make the system ever more complicated and amount effectively to a sleight of hand constructed by the Tory Government for their own partisan advantage.
A Thompsons client has received £6,750 after suffering an accident at work on 17 November 2012. Our client came to us through his union, who funded his claim.
The man fell whilst he was retrieving a parcel from a trailer in his workplace. He worked as a warehouse operative in a large delivery company. As he was closing the rear door of the trailer, the handle he was using to close the door snapped and he fell backwards off the trailer. There were breaches of the Provision in Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Margaret Fulton came to Thompsons after suffering a fall at work. She works for the NHS as an Auxiliary Nurse. Mrs Fulton suffered serious injuries to her shoulder and knee after falling against a sink whilst caring for patients. Her fall had been caused by another member of staff leaving a television set in front of the sink thus causing a trip hazard.