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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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1st December 2016

Thompsons responds to government plans to change the Armed Forces compensation scheme

In response to today's announcement that the government intends to change the Armed Forces compensation scheme, David Robinson, senior serious injury solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors said: "Extending the scope of the government's no-fault scheme for service personnel is a welcome step to ensure those injured during active conflict receive a fair amount of compensation to help deal with life-changing injuries. However, the suggestion that this should replace scrutiny from the Court is misguided and dangerous.


30th November 2016

Unite member receives £165,000 compensation for asbestos disease

Exposure to asbestos at various firms caused the onset of mesothelioma


30th November 2016

Barnsley man awarded £38,000 after developing hand arm vibration syndrome

A man from Barnsley has received £38,000 in damages after years of overexposure to power tools led to him developing hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).


30th November 2016

‘Ethnic penalty’ in motor insurance referred to Equality & Human Rights Commission for investigation in light of small claims reforms

Campaigning law firm Thompsons Solicitors has submitted findings that strongly link high car insurance premiums to ethnicity to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) after the government indicated it would not take any action on the issue.


24th November 2016

Campaigning national law firm Thompsons Solicitors reacts to Phillip Hammond’s 2016 Autumn Statement

Responding to Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement, Tom Jones head of policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: "The insurers have attacked today's announcement of a rise in Insurance Premium Tax as 'outrageous' - saying that the government gives with one hand via whiplash reforms last week and takes with the other in IPT. What arrant nonsense!


24th November 2016

Family of Leeds man who died from an asbestos disease appeals for information

The family of a man who worked as a tailor for Benjamin Simon and Sons Limited in Leeds is appealing for information following his death from the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma.


24th November 2016

RoadPeace North East launches first online Book of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims during Road Safety Week 2016

Official launch takes place on Friday 25 November at 11.15am at Ian Ramsey CE Academy, Stockton-on-Tees


23rd November 2016

Former British Army Gurkha Soldier wins case against the Ministry of Defence

A former British Army Gurkha Soldier has been successful in a claim for damages at the High Court against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a brain injury sustained when engaging in military adventurous training.


17th November 2016

Campaigning law firm Thompsons solicitors responds to the Ministry of Justice consultation on reforms to the small claims limit.

Thompsons actively campaigns against the government's proposals to raise the small claims limit for road traffic accident victims


17th November 2016

Car insurance CEOs get multi-million pound reward packages as premiums continue to rise

Thompsons Solicitors investigated the remuneration of the CEOs of insurance companies as part of its Small Claims, Big Impact campaign


15th November 2016

Former firefighter awarded compensation for mesothelioma

A retired member of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has been awarded compensation after developing the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma.


10th November 2016

Factory worker suffers laceration injury at work

A factory worker who suffered a deep laceration to his right index finger in an accident at work has received compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors and Unite Legal Services.


9th November 2016

Family appeals for information after asbestos disease causes premature death

The family of a former fire officer is appealing for information about his workplace conditions following his premature death from the fatal asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma.


8th November 2016

Maintenance engineer left out of work after 15 foot fall

A Cheshire man has been awarded a six-figure settlement after an accident at work caused him to suffer a disabling injury to his arm.


4th November 2016

Lancashire man left partially blind after accident at work

A Unite member has received a six-figure settlement after he was left partially blind in one eye due to an accident at work.


4th November 2016

Thompsons Solicitors gives evidence to Parliament on implications of Brexit for workers’ rights

Brexit must not lead to the watering down of any of the workers' rights we have worked so hard to achieve


28th October 2016

Six-figure compensation secured for family of forklift driver

The family of an Essex man who passed away after developing an asbestos-related disease has settled for £147,000.


28th October 2016

Former electrician awarded compensation for asbestos disease

A Hampshire man who developed a lung condition as a result of working with asbestos has received provisional compensation.


25th October 2016

Middlesbrough man compensated for asbestos disease

A member of Unite the Union has been awarded £180,000 in compensation after exposure to asbestos at work caused him to develop the fatal disease, mesothelioma.


21st October 2016

‘Police Interceptors’ star joins North East memorial service at Durham Cathedral for road crash victims

RoadPeace North East is holding its third annual service remembering those who have lost their lives on the road on Saturday 29 October 2016 at Durham Cathedral.


20th October 2016

Provisional compensation awarded for Lincolnshire man

Albert received £20,000 with the support of Thompsons and Unite Legal Services


20th October 2016

Prestigious legal guide names Thompsons Solicitors as a ‘top-tier’ firm

Thompsons Solicitors has been recommended for its legal services across the UK


14th October 2016

Provisional compensation for former firefighter with asbestos disease

A former firefighter from Merseyside has received substantial compensation after he developed the asbestos-related condition, pleural thickening.


11th October 2016

Family appeals to former colleagues of factory worker after asbestos death

The family of a Yorkshire man is appealing for information following his premature death from an asbestos-related disease.


7th October 2016

Former Unite rep receives compensation for asbestos disease

Yorkshire man developed diffuse pleural thickening after working with asbestos


30th September 2016

Provisional compensation awarded to asbestosis victim

A member of Unite North West Region who developed asbestosis has received £20,000 in provisional compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors.


30th September 2016

Mesothelioma victim receives six-figure compensation

A Leeds man has received substantial compensation following his diagnosis of the asbestos related disease, mesothelioma.


23rd September 2016

Family of Unite member awarded £190,000 for asbestos-related death

The family of a pipe fitter who died after developing the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma has received £190,000 compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors.


23rd September 2016

Unite member suffers hernia in workplace accident

A maintenance engineer has received more than £6,000 in damages after suffering a hernia in his groin when an eight-metre long pipe fell on him at work.


23rd September 2016

Settlement secured for Lincoln woman after accident at work

A Unite the Union member has received damages after a fall at work caused injuries to her knee and hip and accelerated symptoms of a pre-existing osteoarthritic condition.


20th September 2016

Welder left blind in one eye after accident at work

A West Midlands man who was left blind in one eye and developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after an accident at work has received damages with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.


20th September 2016

Former firefighter secures settlement after being hit by car

A former firefighter has secured £36,000 after breaking his left leg when he was hit by a car.


16th September 2016

Retired rail worker awarded compensation for asbestos disease

A former railway worker from Luton has received compensation after asbestos exposure caused him to develop a disabling lung condition.


11th September 2016

UK workers must not be left worse off than their European counterparts post-Brexit

Thompsons urges the UK Government not to cave to political pressures


9th September 2016

Former rail worker compensated for hand injury at work

A Nottinghamshire man who suffered a long term injury to his left hand while working on railway repairs has been compensated £15,000 with the backing of Thompsons Solicitors and Unite Legal Services.


9th September 2016

Thousands of trade union members set to gather in Brighton for annual Trades Union Congress 2016

Thompsons Solicitors will stand up for the rights of British workers alongside thousands of union delegates in Brighton from this Sunday [11 September], as part of the 148th annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) 2016.


5th September 2016

Compensation for victim of asbestos-related lung cancer

A Hampshire man has received £110,000 in compensation after developing lung cancer, caused by decades of exposure to asbestos.


2nd September 2016

Plasterer awarded £50,000 following back injury

Kenneth suffered a strain injury in a fall


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