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10th February 2016Unite member compensated for asbestosis
Thompsons Solicitors, with the backing of Unite Legal Services, has secured compensation for a former pipe fitter who developed the asbestos-related disease, asbestosis.
4th February 2016World Cancer Day 2016: Deadly Mesothelioma Cancer remains biggest workplace killer
On World Cancer Day, Thursday 4 February 2016, leading trade union law firm Thompsons Solicitors is reminding workers across the UK of the deadly effects of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
3rd February 2016Tougher health and safety sentencing guidelines come into force
Tougher sentencing guidelines that could see higher fines issued to employers who breach their health and safety obligations have come into force.
3rd February 2016Unite member forced to retire early wins compensation after accident at work
A machine paver operator, who was forced to retire after a spinal condition was accelerated by an accident at work has been awarded more than £60,000.
1st February 2016Thompsons Solicitors and the Bakers', Food and Allied Food Workers Union launch campaign to tackle under-reporting of workplace accidents
Thompsons Solicitors and the Bakers', Food and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) legal service have launched a new campaign to support members who are worried about reporting workplace accidents or health & safety breaches for fear of how their employers will treat them if they do.
1st February 2016Flight illness leads campaigners to call for fume detectors on planes
American Airlines flight forced by unexplained fume event to turn around as cabin crew and passengers fell ill
29th January 2016£7 billion windfall for car insurers over four years
Car insurers have enjoyed a £7 billion windfall in the last four years – and official figures suggest this has come despite rising serious and fatal accidents.
28th January 2016Mesothelioma victim secures compensation
Thompsons Solicitors has secured compensation for a retired construction worker after he developed the fatal asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
22nd January 2016Trade Union Ballot thresholds ‘unworkable and unlawful’ and ‘a dog’s dinner of a mess’ says Thompsons Solicitors
Law firm Thompsons Solicitors has called the government's response to the consultation on ballot thresholds in 'important public services', put forward in the Trade Union Bill, 'unworkable and unlawful'.
22nd January 201629 year old father from Wigan crushed to death at workplace
The death of man working as a supervisor at Hitchen Foods Limited in Ince, Wigan in 2015 was – a jury at Bolton Coroner's Court has found – accidental.
18th January 2016Thompsons Solicitors launches ‘Small Claims, Big Impact’ campaign to challenge government attacks on people injured in road traffic accidents
Leading personal injury specialists, Thompsons Solicitors has launched a campaign to fight government proposals to increase the small claims limit, proposals which would severely impede injured people's access to legal representation in road traffic accident cases.
18th January 2016Car accident victim says government small claims reforms would leave people vulnerable
A man who was injured when a van reversed into him has thanked the solicitors who are fighting his case and criticised the government for proposing reforms that will leave others in his situation without legal representation
15th January 2016Inadequate training forces prison officer into medical retirement
A former prison officer has been awarded £185,000 in compensation after he suffered a permanent shoulder injury when taking part in mandatory control and restraint training at work.
14th January 2016Government admits they have no mechanisms in place to guarantee insurance companies will pass on savings to motorists
Responding to a question raised in Parliament by Andy Slaughter MP, the government has conceded it will not impose any demands on insurers to pass on savings to motorists if the small claims limit is raised in motor accident claims.