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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Compensation for Past and Future Medical and Care Needs

Leaders in the most complex claims

Making sure you are properly cared for

Making a personal injury claim following a serious accident which causes catastrophic injuries can ensure that you are financially secure as a result of your ongoing needs, or those of your loved one.

The various costs associated with specialist medical treatment, equipment, travel, and ongoing care, sometimes for the entire life of the injured party, are likely to be considerable.

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland is widely regarded as the nation's leading legal specialist firm for serious, fatal and high-value accident claims and can help you claim compensation for all the expenses and losses incurred as a result of a serious accident. Talk to Thompsons today.

Understanding your situation

Our team has the experience and expertise to help you quickly assess and realise your most immediate and pressing post-accident needs. Be sure to keep receipts and invoices for any ongoing costs so that all expenses you incur can be documented and accounted for in your final settlement.

These may include the following:

  • carer costs (if you need day-to-day assistance)
  • specialist treatment costs
  • home modifications
  • mobility aids
  • prosthetic limbs
  • taxis (if you can't drive)
  • domestic help

Wherever possible, we seek to ensure interim payments of compensation to cover the cost of living with a serious or catastrophic injury from the outset.

Claiming for future medical risks

It is not always possible to accurately predict how accident injuries might affect a person's future health. This is why in some cases we may decide it is wise to settle on a sum for your injuries in the present while also reserving the right to claim again at a later date – for example, if there is a marked deterioration in your accident-related health.

In the case of a head injury, it may make sense to accept an initial settlement but to reserve the right to return to court in the event that further symptoms such as epilepsy develop in the future. The same may be true of a spinal cord injury – although there might be some impairment but not paralysis in the present, the injured party's condition could deteriorate over time, meaning that further compensation may be essential.

Personal injury trusts

A personal injury trust is frequently a very important tool for someone who is claiming compensation for a serious injury, not least because it may allow them to claim certain benefits and local authority care support without falling foul of means tests.

The trust itself may take one of several different possible forms but they all share one thing in common: once compensation is in trust, trustees (which may include the claimant) have control over how the money is spent and managed.

A personal injury trust is also useful to those who have no or limited experience of handling large sums of money or who otherwise lack the capacity to do so, and for child recipients of large compensation sums. Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland has a great deal of experience in helping claimants to set up and manage personal injury trusts – contact us today for more information about how we may be able to help you.

Support and guidance from Scotland's most high-profile personal injury firm

High-value personal injury claims for serious injuries are typically complex and negotiating a suitable sum in an out-of-court settlement may prove difficult. In such situations Thompsons has the necessary experience to take your claim through the courts and we will be on hand to guide you through every step of the process.

Furthermore, if we agree to take your case on, we can protect you from financial risk by representing you on a No Win, No Fee basis. 

Talk to Thompsons today on 0800 0891 331 so we can begin your journey towards securing compensation.

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