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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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17th April 2015

Man secures seven figure damages settlement after life changing industrial accident

A 35-year-old Middlesbrough man who underwent a lower limb amputation after being crushed and then dragged for six feet by a piece of machinery has secured a seven-figure compensation settlement with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.

16th April 2015

Insurers make victim of road traffic accident ‘feel like a criminal’

Innocent people who have been injured in road accidents are being sent what appears to be a standard 'intimidating' letter containing statements about fraud by a company acting for an offshore car insurer.

13th April 2015

Mesothelioma compensation secured for joiner’s family

Thompsons Solicitors has secured substantial compensation for the family of a Lancashire man who died from asbestos disease.

9th April 2015

Compensation secured for photojournalist permanently injured after tripping on London pavement

The NUJ and Thompsons Solicitors have helped a photojournalist, who seriously injured his ankle and finger after tripping on a poorly-maintained utility cover, secure compensation.

8th April 2015

RMT member secures significant compensation after crush injury at work

An engineer from Tiptree, Essex has been awarded significant compensation from his employer, Balfour Beatty, after he suffered a severe crush injury while working at an OTM maintenance depot in Colchester.

2nd April 2015

Firefighters battle Holborn blaze

An electrical fire caused 'chaos' in Holborn, central London after thousands of people were evacuated from the area, while firefighters battled for hours to control the blaze.

31st March 2015

Don’t let sun, sea and sand become slips, trips and serious injuries

From skiing on the slopes to diving into hotel swimming pools, the risks of personal injury can be more common than you think when you're on holiday.

26th March 2015

Family of Aberystwyth woman launch appeal for information about her death

The family of an Aberystwyth woman who died from an asbestos-related lung cancer is appealing for information from her former colleagues.

19th March 2015

Compensation secured for chef left permanently injured after fall at work

UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors have helped a former chef, who seriously injured her knee and hip when she tripped on loose flooring at work, to secure £16,250 in compensation.

18th March 2015

Bus driver falsely accused of driving under the influence of cocaine secures compensation

Fifty-five year old Alan Bailes, who had been employed as a bus driver for more than 22 years, was wrongly dismissed from First Bristol Limited for "gross misconduct" having tested positive for cocaine in a drug test at work.

16th March 2015

MPs’ report confirms the destructive effect of government changes to legal aid

The Conservative-led government's changes to legal aid have, on almost all measures, been a failure, according to a report from the Justice Select Committee.

12th March 2015

Asbestos disease victim appeals for information from former workmates

A former worker at a ceramic insulation manufacturers, Morganite Thermal Ceramics, is launching an appeal to contact workmates to get in touch following his diagnosis of asbestos-related disease.

10th March 2015

Firefighter secures six figure sum following career-ending injury

An ex-firefighter who suffered a career-ending injury while working at Ilkley Fire Station in West Yorkshire has secured a substantial damages settlement.

5th March 2015

Trade union law firm launches Thompson Foundation

National trade union law firm Thompsons Solicitors announced the launch of "The Thompson Foundation" at an event attended by eminent colleagues from across the trade union and labour movement last night (4 March).

5th March 2015

Dividend bonanza for Admiral and Direct Line shareholders highlights myth of fraud crisis

Britain's two leading car insurers have this week announced yet more bumper pay-outs to shareholders after continuing their profits bonanza in 2014.

3rd March 2015

“Let down” victims of ex-surgeon Ian Paterson protest at Spire Hospital in Solihull

A group of patients who were treated by negligent breast surgeon Ian Paterson at Spire Healthcare sites in the Midlands will be joined by local MPs at a protest on 3 March at 9.30am to voice their anger at Spire's delay in paying compensation.

24th February 2015

Housing group pay the price for employee suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome

A Bradford man, who developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) as a result of the excessive use of vibrating tools, has secured compensation with the backing of Unite Legal Services.

18th February 2015

Global Day of Action taking place to protect people’s right to strike

A Global Day of Action has been called by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Workers' Group at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to defend people's right to strike.

17th February 2015

Train driver compensated after workplace accident

A train driver, who fractured his calf bone when he tripped and fell while walking at St Pancras Station, has secured £20,000 in compensation.

13th February 2015

Lorry driver suffers devastating brain injury in workplace accident

An HGV driver from Kent, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, has secured significant compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.

12th February 2015

Compensation Secured For Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Sufferer

With the support of his union, Unite Legal Services, Paul Davis from Gloucestershire, who developed noise-induced hearing loss as a result of working at Federal Mogul Camshaft Castings Limited, has received compensation.

12th February 2015

Family appeal for information in connection with dad's asbestos death

The family of a retired factory worker who died from asbestos disease in May 2012 are launching an appeal to contact his former workmates who were employed at the same West Yorkshire textile mill.

10th February 2015

NHS in Wales to continue to shoulder cost of treating patients with asbestos disease after Supreme Court ruling

The costs of treating patients with asbestos disease in Wales will continue to be shouldered by the NHS with negligent employers and their insurers escaping liability after yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, says Thompsons Solicitors.

6th February 2015

Government procrastinates on universally unpopular proposals to destroy health and safety for self-employed workers

This week the government chose to slope into the shadows rather than face universal criticism of its proposals to change how health and safety legislation is applied to self-employed workers.

2nd February 2015

Tinnitus Awareness Week puts focus on industrial hearing disease

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2015, which takes place between 02 - 08 February, aims to raise awareness of tinnitus while supporting those who suffer from the condition.

26th January 2015

Woman secures compensation after suffering burns from tanning salon

A woman from Kent, who suffered serious burns after using a sunbed, has secured £3,500 in compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.

23rd January 2015

Compensation secured for aircraft fitter injured in workplace accident

An aircraft fitter, who after slipping on a pool of water at work suffered back and leg injuries so severe that he was forced to retire from work, has secured compensation.

16th January 2015

Compensation secured for machine operator exposed to solution that caused dermatitis

A machine operator who contracted occupational dermatitis after he was exposed to a chemical solution at work has secured compensation

15th January 2015

Asbestos victim secures compensation and protection for the future with the help of Thompsons Solicitors

A carpenter from Norfolk who developed lung disease as a result of being exposed to asbestos working for two employers has obtained compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.

15th January 2015

Firms ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying staff

H&M and Welcome Break named among companies who are failing to pay the minimum wage

14th January 2015

Thompsons Solicitors secures compensation for asbestos victim

A Barry man, who is suffering from asbestos disease caused by working at a specialist technology factory, has secured compensation with the help of Thompsons Solicitors.

9th January 2015

UNISON member injured in road traffic accident secures compensation

A woman, who suffered nerve and soft tissue damage as a result of a road traffic accident, has secured £3,105 in compensation with the help of UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.

7th January 2015

Victims of Bow roundabout road death secure compensation with Unite Legal Services

The family of a London cyclist hit and killed while in a cycle lane has secured significant compensation with the backing from Unite Legal Services.

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