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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Making sure you are not financially at risk

At Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland we are committed to ensuring access to justice for any person who has suffered serious injury in an accident that was caused by the actions or failures of another party. Similarly, if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we can help you ensure the appropriate level of compensation for your pain, suffering and loss.

This is why we provide a simple and straightforward route to claiming compensation: our No Win, No Fee agreement. This funding model ensures that you are never subjected to any hidden costs or extras – in the event that your claim is not successful there will be nothing to pay.

We win more than 90% of the cases we take on, so if we do decide to pursue a claim on your behalf, you can feel confident that your case has a reasonable chance of success. Talk to Thompsons today.

Costs associated with a serious or fatal injury claim

There are a variety of costs, fees and disbursements associated with making a claim for personal injury compensation. When a case succeeds, a large proportion of the costs will be covered by the liable party. Thompsons' fee will be capped at an agreed rate. We will always discuss this with you at the outset of your claim and provide you with full details of our clear and transparent fee structure.

The costs of making a claim include:

  • Expert reports from specialists such as psychiatrists, doctors and orthopaedic consultants.
  • Technical research.
  • Investigative reports.
  • Time spent communicating with insurance companies and defendant solicitors.
  • Preparing court documents.
  • Appearances in court and at negotiation meetings

Not all types of claim can be funded under a No Win No Fee agreement, for example medical negligence cases. However, whenever possible, we will do our best to arrange a funding scheme that will allow you to seek the justice you deserve.

Talk to Thompsons today about No Win No Fee or other methods of funding for your claim.

What happens if you lose?

Without a No Win No Fee agreement in place, you could be liable to pay the costs for the other party as well as your own legal team if your claim is unsuccessful. This is why a No Win No Fee agreement makes such good sense, as it protects you from this potential situation.

However, you should be aware that not all No Win No Fee agreements are the same and you should always read the small print, especially if you are thinking about making a compensation claim with another firm.

Serious and fatal injury claims are typically higher value, more protracted and more vigorously defended than other types of personal injury claim. As such, it is essential that you are properly protected from the financial risk associated with making a claim.

At Thompsons we always agree your contribution towards fees in advance so you know exactly where you stand and what you will have to pay if you win your case..

Talk to Thompsons today

Thompsons is widely regarded as Scotland's leading personal injury law firm. Our reputation has been built on our ability to secure settlement for claimants involved in all manner of incidents, including serious and catastrophic injury accidents, and for the families of those who have been fatally injured. Each week we secure our clients around £1 million in compensation. This includes claims for the following types of accident and injury:

For more information about our service and the costs associated with making a claim, contact Thompsons today on 0800 0891 331.

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