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Thompsons Solicitors are the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK, helping people injured by the negligence of others to make personal injury claims. We have a long history of fighting for the rights of injured people and pride ourselves on always striving to recover the maximum amount of compensation our injured clients deserve in the shortest possible time. We regularly publish news stories about our work and links to a selection of these can be found below. You can reach our press office by calling 0207 290 0000

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22nd December 2014

Stay safe and avoid injuries this winter

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips peak during winter months; more than 4,000 major injuries were recorded during autumn and winter last year.


19th December 2014

MoD pay compensation to Unite member with asbestos disease

A former dockyard worker, who contracted a disabling lung disease after being exposed to asbestos, has secured compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).


19th December 2014

TUC campaigns for workers’ rights during Decent Jobs Week

Launched by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Decent Jobs Week is a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the number of working people in Britain who are trapped in low-paid, insecure jobs.


16th December 2014

Personal injury compensation claims for children

Bumps and bruises are part of growing up and parents and guardians are more than used to dealing with the minor injuries children encounter on an almost daily basis.


12th December 2014

BECTU member compensated after violent assault at work

A BECTU member, who was injured in a violent attack when a colleague attempted to stab him with a pair of scissors, has received more than £2,500 in compensation.


11th December 2014

Workplace injury rate for farmers falls behind other industry standards

HSE reveals farming injuries numbers remain largely unchanged over recent years


9th December 2014

Grayling gives insurers an early Christmas present

At the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) Motor Fraud Conference last week, the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling launched a new taskforce to explore 'insurance fraud' including a range of intrusive measures including broader access to the claims history between insurers and lawyers.


8th December 2014

Teacher secures compensation following unfair dismissal from Academy school

A teacher, who was dismissed from her job after she was wrongly accused by students of looking at pornography on a school computer, has received compensation after an Employment Tribunal ruled that there were no grounds for her dismissal.


8th December 2014

Maureen Le Marinel announced as UKABIF patron

The UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) has announced that former UNISON president, Maureen Le Marinel, is to become a UKABIF patron.


4th December 2014

NHS nurse attacked while caring for terminally ill patient in hospital

A nursing assistant who was assisting a dying patient when another patient violently assaulted him has secured compensation with the help of UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.


4th December 2014

Compensation secured for paramedic punched whilst trying to stop brutal assault

A paramedic, who sought to treat a member of the public whilst off duty and ended up being assaulted by two men, has received £9,000 in compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors and his union, UNISON.


28th November 2014

Compensation secured for cyclist injured in road accident

A cyclist from Swindon, who was knocked off his bike by a van that came out of a side turning and knocked him off when he was in a cycle lane, has received more than £4,000 in compensation.


21st November 2014

Road Safety Week: Motorcyclist compensated after dreadful road accident left him wheelchair bound

Thompsons Solicitors secures compensation for motorcyclist after road traffic collision


20th November 2014

Engineer severely brain damaged after workplace accident

Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors secure compensation for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury at work after his employer's failed to carry out a risk assessment or provide training to complete the job.


18th November 2014

Wigan Council unfairly dismisses longstanding employee

A Wigan Council marketing officer has won a case against her employer for unfair dismissal with the help of UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.


18th November 2014

Virgin Active pays the price for failure to properly train staff

A Wallington resident, who was injured at a Virgin Active gym when his personal trainer failed to ensure the gym's equipment was set up correctly, has secured compensation with the support of Thompsons Solicitors.


10th November 2014

Plan to help victims of medical negligence in the US is beaten by insurance lobby

A $60m campaign by insurance companies in the USA has successfully persuaded Californians to vote against Proposition 46, a bill that would have raised the cap on the amount awarded to the victims of medical malpractice.


7th November 2014

Unite Legal Services secure significant compensation for warehouseman injured at work

Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors have secured more than £86,000 in compensation for a warehouseman who was seriously injured in an accident involving a forklift truck at a Tesco distribution centre.


7th November 2014

Compensation for Unite the Union member after accident at work causes epilepsy

A man who suffered a head injury after colliding with a low doorway frame in poor lighting, which caused the onset of post-traumatic epilepsy, has received £266,500 in compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors and his trade union, Unite the Union.


7th November 2014

Aviva latest to put out ‘crash for cash’ stats with suspect back up

Car insurance company Aviva yesterday (07 November 2014) has been quoted claiming that 'whiplash fraud' has risen 21% in 2014 as a result of so-called 'crash for cash scams'.


5th November 2014

Unite secures ground breaking tribunal victory over holiday pay

Unite members, who have been short changed by over a half of their holiday pay, have won a ground breaking Employment Appeal Tribunal which means all UK employers now need to include overtime pay when calculating workers' holiday pay.


31st October 2014

Halloween Horror - Defective fake blood causes chemical burns

This Halloween, a mother of two is urging parents to be vigilant against novelty products bought over the internet, after she suffered chemical burns to the face from applying a fake blood product.


29th October 2014

Government breaking its own military covenant

Injured veterans are not receiving the care that they have been guaranteed by the government, according to leading professors in psychology and orthopaedics.


28th October 2014

Service to remember those lost on roads in the North East

People from across the North East will join together for a special service at Durham Cathedral on 01 November 2014 to commemorate the victims of road crashes in the region.


24th October 2014

Government and insurance industry climb-down on insurance fraud claims

The Government and the insurance industry have today retreated from their claims about the level of motor insurance fraud in a response to a Transport Select Committee report.


22nd October 2014

Compensation secured for healthcare assistant violently attacked at work

A healthcare assistant, who was attacked by a patient with a known history of aggression, has been awarded compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.


21st October 2014

Premier Foods employee injured in fall after not being provided with proper equipment

A Premier Foods employee, who was injured in a fall while cleaning a bread oven, has secured £4,600 compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors and his union, the BFAWU.


21st October 2014

Cyclist injured in road accident secures compensation

A BFAWU member who was hit by a car when cycling to work has secured £13,500 in compensation with the support of Thompsons Solicitors and his union's legal service.


20th October 2014

Compensation secured for prison officer attacked by violent inmate

A prison officer, who was violently attacked by a prisoner at Her Majesty's Young Offender's Institute Wetherby, has received compensation with the help of his union, the Prison Officers Association (POA), and Thompsons Solicitors.


17th October 2014

Premier Foods employee suffers head injury after failure to carry out basic maintenance of machinery

A Premier Foods employee, who was injured at work when part of the machinery he was cleaning fell and struck him on the head, has secured £4,370 compensation with the help of the BFAWU and Thompsons Solicitors.


17th October 2014

Family appeals to former colleagues of deceased Bromford Iron and Steel worker for information about asbestos death

The family of ex-steel worker Gordon Warner, who died last year from asbestos disease, is appealing for his former workmates to get in touch and help shed light on Mr Warner's work at Bromford Iron and Steel in West Bromwich


10th October 2014

CMA report lacks teeth and is more insider car insurance soft soap says Thompsons Solicitors

The Competition and Markets Authority, which spent two years investigating the car insurance industry, has published measures it says will increase competition and reduce the cost of premiums for drivers.


8th October 2014

Thousands of young drivers caught drink-driving

Records released by police forces from across the UK show that more than 6,500 people under the age of 18 were caught driving under the influence of alcohol between 2008 and 2013.


30th September 2014

Compensation secured for factory operative when employer failed to follow safety rules

Oil Tank Supplies Limited has been forced to pay £12,000 in compensation after a failure to follow workplace safety standards resulted in an employee suffering a painful wrist injury.


30th September 2014

Unite Legal Services secures compensation for car crash victim

A man who sustained prolonged shoulder, leg and whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident has secured compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors.


26th September 2014

Suicide witness compensation - one of the last due to government cuts

A train driver who was left psychologically traumatised after he hit a member of the public who stood in front of his moving train in an apparent suicide has been one of the last to secure compensation under the 2012 CICA scheme, of £8,200, after help from Thompsons and his union, ASLEF.


17th September 2014

Yet more unsupported claims of ‘fraud’ from insurance industry

Thompsons Solicitors say the latest figures from insurers on 'fraudulent motor insurance applications' are yet another example of the industry making claims without producing any evidence to back them up.


16th September 2014

Asbestos victim appeals for contact from former workers at Wolsey clothing factory in Grantham

A former worker at Wolsey's garment manufacturing factory in Grantham is launching an urgent appeal for former workers to come forward with information about the working environment there in the 1960s.


15th September 2014

Compensation secured for former train conductor injured when platform edge collapsed

An RMT member has urged others to join a trade union after the RMT, with the help of Thompsons Solicitors, secured substantial compensation after he was seriously injured due to the negligence of his employer.


3rd September 2014

Populist nonsense that won’t boost growth

A government consultation on plans to amend the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, which regulate the private recruitment industry, has closed this week.


1st September 2014

New research into insurance industry ‘crash for cash’ claims supports Transport Select Committee call for ‘stronger evidence base’ for government decisions

Insurance industry 'crash for cash' claims are "reckless and irresponsible" says a leading law firm after mounting a six-month investigation involving eight Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to police forces across the UK.


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