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6th December 2013Thompsons Solicitors support raises £500 for Headway Bristol
A member of the Thompsons Solicitors team in Bristol has faced her fear of heights to raise £500 for the brain injury charity, Headway.
5th December 2013Injured housing association worker compensated for employer's carelessness
A UNISON member from Mansfield has received compensation from her employer after falling through a hole in the floor caused by the employer taking up a board but not replacing it.
4th December 2013Health and safety failings to blame for council worker’s chronic back injury
A library assistant who suffered a manual handling injury while working for Flintshire County Council has, with the help of UNISON, been compensated for permanent back problems which mean she can no longer work.
29th November 2013Mass protest in London in response to rising number of cyclist deaths
More than 2,000 people are expected to stage a protest in front of Transport for London's headquarters today in what will be London's largest ever mass cycle 'die in'.
27th November 2013Widow appeals for information about husband’s asbestos death
The widow of a South Yorkshire man who died only two months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, is appealing for former workmates to come forward with information regarding her husband's working conditions.
20th November 2013Thompsons supports TUC rally against blacklisting
Today marks a day of national action against industry blacklisting, steered by the TUC.
14th November 2013Paramedic carries full weight of injury due to outdated equipment
A paramedic has been awarded compensation after he had to manoeuvre a patient into an ambulance and was left with permanent damage to his back and shoulder. He received significant compensation after action by his union UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.
13th November 2013Sellafield worker receives seven figure compensation
A Sellafield worker and Unite the union member has received a seven figure settlement after he suffered serious amputation injuries at work while employed by Johnson Controls as a mechanical fitter.
11th November 2013Hindley Green neighbourhood asbestos pollution victim compensated
A 61-year-old woman diagnosed with fatal asbestos cancer years after being exposed to the dust has successfully recovered over £70,000 compensation from the Turner & Newall Asbestos Trust.
7th November 2013The real issue for government action is car insurers profiteering, says Thompsons Solicitors
MPs to debate motor insurance costs today (Thursday)
Transport Select Committee initiates a further consultation on 'whiplash'
Direct Lines' profits rise 73% in the first nine months of 2013
6th November 2013Thompsons raises £350 for Breast Friends during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
CA firm of solicitors has opened its doors to local self-help group Breast Friends to mark October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
31st October 2013ASLEF supports member after tram derails
A tram driver who suffered injuries to her left shoulder and ribs after a bus crashed into the side of the tram she was driving has secured £5,000 in compensation with the help of ASLEF, the train driver's union.
22nd October 2013RMT ensures Northern Rail pays the price for poor maintenance
A rail conductor left with a permanent back injury caused by improperly maintained equipment has received a £20,000 compensation settlement from his employer – Northern Rail – with the support of the RMT.
21st October 2013Mother of brain injury survivor urges children to "Be Seen, Not Hurt"
The mother of a 10 year old boy who was seriously injured following an accident on the road has lent her support to the Child Brain Injury Trust's first ever road safety campaign, which takes place from the 21 October 2013.
21st October 2013Employer pays damages for breaching basic safety measures
The GMB has secured £5,000 in damages for a machine operator who suffered a hernia after falling from a faulty ladder while working at Derbyshire-based paper conversion company, Schades Ltd.
18th October 2013Failure to address ‘health and safety to do’ list sees employer brought to book
A Unite the Union member who was left with permanent damage to his wrist after an accident at a factory in County Durham has been awarded £125,000 in compensation by global manufacturing company NSK Bearings.
17th October 2013Southern Cross forced to pay ex-employee burned at work
A GMB member has been awarded compensation against defunct care home operator Southern Cross after sustaining severe burns while working at one of its Bristol care homes.
17th October 2013Thompsons Solicitors supports Child Brain Injury Trust’s ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’ campaign
Thompsons Solicitors is proud to be supporting the Child Brain Injury Trust's (CBIT) first ever week-long road safety campaign, from 21st to 27th October 2013.
15th October 2013Thousands of blacklisted construction workers set to receive compensation
Some of the biggest companies in the construction industry will compensate workers who were blacklisted. The news comes as the Independent Police Complains Commission reveals that police officers were also complicit.
10th October 2013Thompsons Solicitors launches dedicated personal injury Twitter profile
Thompsons Solicitors has launched a new dedicated Twitter feed; @ThompsonsInjury.
9th October 2013Thompsons Solicitors hosts ‘Breast Friends’ lunch during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Leading solicitors prepare to raise valuable funds for local cancer charity
1st October 2013Family of asbestos victim help St Gemma’s Hospice recover £7,000
The family of a man who died from asbestos-related lung cancer has successfully recovered thousands of pounds for the hospice who cared for him during his final days.
26th September 2013Thompsons Solicitors condemns government’s ‘astonishing’ policy on privacy: protect it for bankers but not for seven million trade union members
In challenging the European Union over bankers’ bonuses, the government is displaying ‘astonishing’ double standards over the privacy of personal data, according to a leading employment rights law firm.
25th September 2013Asbestos disease victim compensated by former employers
A retired pipe fitter diagnosed with asbestos cancer has received over £127,000 in compensation from two previous employers because they failed to protect him from asbestos exposure.
24th September 2013South Yorkshire steel factory compensate scarred worker
A South Yorkshire steel factory has been forced to pay £3,000 compensation to an employee who suffered burns after falling onto a furnace.
23rd September 2013Asbestos victim calls for help from former workmates
Jeff Jenkins of Morriston who has been diagnosed with asbestosis is calling upon former workmates to make contact who were employed at Aluminium Wire and Cable in the 1960's and Velindre Tinplate Works in the early 1970's when he believes that he was exposed to asbestos.
20th September 2013National Grid ignored vibration risk to employees, says the GMB
The GMB has secured compensation for a member who developed a life-long condition after excessive exposure to vibrating work tools while employed by the National Grid.
18th September 2013Injured worker compensated after employer fails to fix leaking tap
A security guard who underwent knee surgery and had to take four months off work after slipping on a wet floor caused by a leaking tap has secured a £6,000 settlement from his employer.
16th September 2013Thompsons Solicitors secures seven figure sum for mother left with severe brain injury after cycling accident
Thompsons Solicitors has secured a £1.7 million compensation settlement for a mother of two who suffered a serious brain injury after being knocked from her bicycle by a 4x4.
12th September 2013Wales and UK governments at odds over fundamental civil liberties
Government in Westminster and the Welsh Assembly took sharply contrasting positions on trade union rights
9th September 2013Justice Minister announces savage reform to legal aid
New cuts to legal aid proposed by Minister of Justice, Chris Grayling, are set to seriously affect criminal legal aid cover.
6th September 2013Faulty equipment caused worker life-long injury
Northampton-based KAB Seating Ltd has been brought to book by Unite the Union after falling safety standards saw one of its members left with permanent damage to their hand.
4th September 2013Unilever forced to pay damages for production line safety hazard
A Unilever production line employee has been awarded £5,000 in compensation after an electrical fault caused a guard door to swing open and damage his left knee.
2nd September 2013Man who endured eight operations over six years after an accident with a nail gun is compensated by his employers
A Unite the Union member has been awarded compensation after a six year medical and legal battle following an accident involving a nail gun.