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Personal Injury News

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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29th July 2015

Unite Legal Services secures more than £200,000 for worker with ankle injury

An electrical technician has received £212,000 in compensation after falling from the access ladder of a crane, which caused a serious injury to his ankle and affected his ability to walk.


23rd July 2015

Hovis brought to book by ex-employees as employment tribunal rules in workers’ favour

Baking giant Hovis Ltd has been brought to book after unfairly and wrongfully dismissing two employees who had notified management of health and safety issues. The case was brought on their behalf by Thompsons Solicitors with the backing of the BFAWU, their trade union.


22nd July 2015

Record number of deaths on Britain’s railways last year

The number of people killed on Britain's railways reached a record high last year, according to figures released by the Rail Safety and Standards Board.


21st July 2015

Widow with asbestos cancer exposed to asbestos from her husband’s work clothes appeals for information

Opal Gibson was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2014


20th July 2015

Compensation secured after exposure to Cobalt causes industrial disease

A former factory worker has secured compensation after developing occupational asthma and dermatitis due to exposure to a chemical in the workplace


14th July 2015

Attacks on prison staff on the rise

Annual prisons report expected to show rise in violence in prisons


13th July 2015

Two people killed in Norwich industrial explosion

Two men have died at an industrial estate in Norwich after an industrial 'incident' took place at 9:20am today (13 July 2015).


9th July 2015

Hollow legal victory for family of woman who died from mesothelioma

A case being heard at the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) ended in a hollow victory last week as the family of a 56 year old woman who died of mesothelioma face further legal challenges to obtain payment of compensation from the insurers of the company liable for her exposure to asbestos.


6th July 2015

Open day for patients of disgraced gynaecologist Rob K Jones

Thompsons Solicitors is hosting an open day for concerned patients of disgraced gynaecologist Rob K Jones on Monday, 13 July 2015 at the Unite offices in St Austell from 11.30 am to 4.00 pm.


6th July 2015

Two people suffer life-threatening injuries following bus crash in Brighton

A major incident has been declared in Brighton after two double-decker buses collided on North Street in Brighton.


3rd July 2015

Asbestos victim speaks out on Action Mesothelioma Day

On Action Mesothelioma Day, 03 July 2015, campaigners will come together to remember mesothelioma victims and support the families of those affected at events across the UK.


29th June 2015

PCS member secures £125,000 in compensation after fracturing her leg in fall at work

Thompsons Solicitors and the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) have secured £125,000 compensation for a prison administration officer after a slip at work left her physically disabled for months and mentally vulnerable into the future.


23rd June 2015

London cyclist killed in tipper truck crash

A 26-year-old cyclist died yesterday (22 June 2015) after being struck by a tipper truck at a busy junction during rush hour in London.


19th June 2015

Royal College of Midwives secures compensation following stress at work claim

A former senior midwife has received significant compensation with the help of Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Thompsons Solicitors after suffering a second breakdown because of stress at work.


19th June 2015

Family calls for action following fatal collision between HGV and cyclist on Mile End Road

Family of cyclist killed by a lorry call for greater accountability for heavy goods companies operating in London


18th June 2015

More than 20 military personnel injured in Salisbury Plain crash

Specialist military lawyers at Thompsons Solicitors are calling for an urgent review of military training exercises in the wake of a serious training accident which occurred yesterday evening (Wednesday 17 June) on Salisbury Plain.


12th June 2015

Family of Hull man launch an appeal for information about his death

The family of a man from Hull, who died from asbestos-related lung cancer, is appealing for information from his former colleagues.


11th June 2015

Compensation secured for teenager after fall caused life-changing injuries

Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors have secured £42,500 in compensation for a girl who fell down an unguarded hole in the floor of her friend's home, which caused a fracture to her skull and a permanent back injury.


5th June 2015

Asbestos victim secures £230,000 compensation

A Middlesbrough man, who developed an asbestos-related disease from working in a steel mill 60 years ago, has secured £230,000 in compensation with support from national law firm, Thompsons Solicitors.


29th May 2015

Injured driver claims compensation for head-on collision

A father-of-three injured in a head-on car collision on a busy Cornish road has successfully secured compensation with the backing of Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors.


27th May 2015

Unite the Union member receives £9,500 in compensation after accident at work

A waste water worker from Cornwall has been award £9,500 in compensation from his employer, South West Water, after a tanker reversed into him, causing injuries to his neck and lower back.


15th May 2015

Thompsons Solicitors’ staff race for charity in Bristol ‘Colour Run’

A team from Thompsons Solicitors is due to take part in a five kilometre charity colour run in Bristol on 17 May in aid of local charities.


15th May 2015

Compensation secured for woman injured in road traffic accident

A worker whose career came to an abrupt end following a road traffic accident has received £80,000 in compensation thanks to Thompsons Solicitors.


15th May 2015

Action for Brain Injury Week: a chance to raise awareness of acquired brain injury across the UK

Action for Brain Injury Week aims to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and to improve the quality of information and support surrounding brain injuries in the UK.


14th May 2015

Thompsons Solicitors to host UKABIF seminar

A United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) seminar for health and social care professionals specialising in acquired brain injuries will be held at Thompsons Solicitors' Birmingham office on 09 September 2015.


8th May 2015

Compensation secured for injured van driver

A delivery driver, who suffered head and shoulder injuries after falling from a work vehicle, has secured £75,000 in compensation with the backing of Unite the Union and Thompsons Solicitors.


6th May 2015

24-year-old woman dies of kidney failure after illness left untreated

A young woman from Nottingham tragically died on Boxing Day 2014, after her renal condition went untreated.


5th May 2015

International Day of the Midwife 2015: a celebration of the work of the midwifery profession

Midwives will today (05 May) ask the world to celebrate the midwifery profession to mark International Day of the Midwife 2015.


1st May 2015

May Day celebrates the international labour movement, but acts as a reminder that the fight for workers’ rights goes on

International Workers' Day provides trade unionists from across the globe with the opportunity to come together to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the labour movement in ensuring improved human and labour rights.


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