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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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24th August 2016

Unite member awarded five-figure settlement after road traffic accident

The person suffered crush fractures, bruising and lacerations

23rd August 2016

Unite member compensated after falling off faulty gym equipment

Pete suffered a fracture to his vertebra in the fall

19th August 2016

Family of Yorkshire man appeal for former work colleagues to come forward after mesothelioma death

Frederick Dugmore passed away after developing the asbestos-related disease

17th August 2016

Admiral half year results

Top car insurer Admiral is set to pay £174.7m in half-year dividends to shareholders in September after a 16% rise in revenue from UK motor premiums.

15th August 2016

Legal victory ensures Bob Cole’s legacy lives on

Thompsons Solicitors has secured compensation which will go towards fulfilling the wishes of a well-known assisted dying campaigner who died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

2nd August 2016

Direct Line half year results: More bumper profits for car insurance giant as motorists face 17.2% premium rise

The UK's leading car insurer Direct Line is set to pay more than £200m in half-year dividends in September after enjoying another bumper trading period in the six-months to June 30.

29th July 2016

Settlement received for Unite member following deep cut to his finger at work

Kenneth continues to suffer pain three years after the accident

27th July 2016

Patient speaks out about disgraced Cornwall gynaecologist

Thompsons has represented women mistreated by Rob Jones

27th July 2016

Former joiner receives six-figure compensation after developing mesothelioma

The Unite member was exposed to asbestos throughout his career

26th July 2016

Aviva’s call for ‘crackdown’ on nuisance calls will have opposite effect

Thompsons rejects claims that may cause a rise in claims management companies (CMCs)

26th July 2016

Food poisoning abroad: How can I protect myself?

Martyn Gwyther, head of overseas accident claims at Thompsons Solicitors, gives tips on how to prevent food poisoning abroad and how to make a compensation claim should the worst happen

22nd July 2016

Former Royal Navy Able Seaman Wins Fight Against MoD

Michael Knights developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following riot at holding facility

22nd July 2016

Investigation underway into sickness outbreak at sports centre

Public Health England is investigating the National Water Sports Centre after more than 20 visitors have become ill

19th July 2016

HGV driver compensated after suffering injury at work

The accident caused him to suffer damage to his tendons

14th July 2016

Accident at work causes long term hand injury to Unite member

A Hinckley factory worker has received more than £21,000 in compensation after lacerating his thumb on a piece of metal.

12th July 2016

NASUWT highlights concerning levels of workplace discrimination for disabled teachers

An overwhelming number of disabled teachers suffer discrimination in the workplace, an NASUWT poll has revealed.

8th July 2016

Trade union members to celebrate Durham Miners’ Gala

Trade union members across the UK will come together this Saturday [09 July] to commemorate the 132nd Durham Miners' Gala.

1st July 2016

Asbestos disease still affects thousands: remembering victims on Action Mesothelioma Day

On Action Mesothelioma Day, 1 July 2016, campaigners will come together at events across the UK to remember mesothelioma victims and support the families of those affected.

1st July 2016

Fork lift truck fractures factory assistant’s foot

A Unite member who suffered multiple fractures to his foot after being hit and then run over by a forklift at work has received £35,000 in damages.

1st July 2016

Women Chainmakers’ Festival 2016

The Women Chainmakers' Festival will take place in Cradley Heath on Saturday 02 July

30th June 2016

Proposed changes to the small claims limit sparks complaints from victims

Government plans to restrict access to justice for people who suffer road traffic injuries have sparked complaints from victims.

27th June 2016

Factory worker suffers crush injury in accident at work

A production worker at a car manufacturer in Castle Bromwich has been awarded almost £12,000 in damages after he suffered a crush injury and lacerations to his left leg in an accident at work.

23rd June 2016

Unite member compensated for fracture injury

A finance officer has been compensated after fracturing her right foot in a fall, which led to her developing deep vein thrombosis.

23rd June 2016

Violent prison attacks should be prosecuted, rules High Court

The High Court has this week (21 June 2016) ruled that it is important to be able to prosecute prisoners for acts of violence committed against prison officers while serving time in prison, as a way of protecting prison officers and prisoners. This amounted to a landmark victory for the Prison Officers Association (POA).

23rd June 2016

Support staff in schools face ‘high levels of abuse’

A report published by trade union, UNISON, has revealed that more than half of British teaching assistants (TAs) have experienced physical violence at school in the past year.

21st June 2016

Brexit risks stripping out legal protections for UK residents injured abroad, warns law firm

Leading personal injury law firm Thompsons Solicitors has warned that making a claim for injuries sustained on the continent will be much harder if Britain decides to leave the European Union (EU).

21st June 2016

Machine operator compensated for shoulder impingement syndrome

Unite Legal Services and Thompsons Solicitors have secured compensation for a man who was diagnosed with shoulder impingement syndrome after repetitive heavy lifting when working at Chartham Paper Mill in Canterbury.

20th June 2016

Justice select committee report an indictment of government’s approach to tribunal fees, says leading solicitors

The government has come under fire in a report released by the Justice Select Committee which today (20 June 2016) concluded on the basis of overwhelming evidence that "the regime of Employment Tribunal fees has had a significant adverse impact on access to justice".

20th June 2016

Negligence at nursery causes injury to young child

Thompsons Solicitors has secured a settlement for a young child who suffered a wound to her face when she was left unsupervised and fell at nursery.

15th June 2016

Car insurers’ share prices are staggeringly at odds with the downward trend of the FTSE100

Motor insurance company share prices have bucked the downward trend in the FTSE 100 and the wider insurance sector by a staggering margin in the past year, despite constant complaints by insurers that they are suffering from high levels of fraud.

13th June 2016

The Royal British Legion Solicitors' Group recognised at Claims Innovation Awards

The Royal British Legion Solicitors' Group has been awarded the title of Legal Services Team of the Year at the Claims Innovation Awards, for its work in supporting victims of military injury.

9th June 2016

Retired plasterer compensated after developing respiratory disease

A former moulder has been compensated after exposure to silica dust at work caused him to develop breathing and respiratory problems.

9th June 2016

Mesothelioma victim secures six-figure compensation

A woman who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at work has received a six-figure compensation payment with backing from Thompsons Solicitors.

6th June 2016

Thompsons Solicitors highlights Child Safety Week 2016

Child Safety Week 2016, which takes place from 06 – 12 June, is a campaign of awareness raising discussions, activities and events aimed at highlighting the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

3rd June 2016

Catering assistant forced into early retirement after workplace injury

A catering assistant has received a £42,000 settlement after an accident at work caused physical and psychological damage that forced her into early retirement.

2nd June 2016

Thompsons Solicitors calls for a joined-up approach to improving cycling infrastructure and safety

Ambitions to increase cycling and reduce road injuries have been proposed in a government consultation

27th May 2016

Employment Tribunal fees are pricing workers out of the justice system

Illustrating the corrosive impact of Tribunal Fees on access to justice, a new report by ACAS shows that 20% of workers admit to withdrawing their case due to record-high up-front costs, and that almost 40% of workers who are entitled to some help in paying the fees would be discouraged from bringing their case if those remissions were unavailable.

26th May 2016

Birmingham man receives five-figure pay out after accident at work

A member of Unite the Union from Birmingham has received damages after suffering a crush injury to his hand and the partial amputation of his thumb because he didn't have adequate safety training at work.

26th May 2016

Former steel rigger receives compensation for asbestos disease

A Unite member has been compensated after being exposed to asbestos during his career, which resulted in him developing asbestos diseases including diffuse pleural thickening.

25th May 2016

MPs warn use of anti-malarial drug should be a ‘last resort’

Defence Committee MPs have warned that an anti-malarial drug issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to British troops should only be used as a 'last resort'.

19th May 2016

Lessons must be learnt following inquest into firefighter’s death

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling for lessons to be learnt after a jury at the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester on 18 May concluded that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighter and FBU member Stephen Hunt, 38, from Bury died as a result of unlawful killing.

18th May 2016

Factory worker forced to retire early after workplace fall

A former factory worker has received a substantial settlement after an accident at work forced him into early retirement.

16th May 2016

Delivery driver suffers crush injury in accident at work

A delivery driver who suffered a crush injury to her hand and arm after she was struck by a lorry has been compensated with the backing of Thompsons Solicitors and Unite Legal Services.

12th May 2016

Majority say fraudulent road accident claims are unacceptable – so why punish them?

Car insurance giant Aviva still wants to punish honest motorists, despite their own survey findings

11th May 2016

Pedestrian suffers physical and psychological trauma after being struck by a van

A Unite the Union member has been compensated after she was knocked over by a van in a supermarket car park, leaving her with a head injury and ongoing anxiety issues.

9th May 2016

Construction ‘blacklisting’ victory sees £10 million pay-out to 256 workers

The biggest 'blacklisting' scandal in UK construction industry history has ended in victory as 256 workers are set to receive more than £10 million in compensation.

5th May 2016

International Day of the Midwife 2016: Highlighting the heart of midwifery

The role of midwives across the globe is recognised today (05 May) on the 24th anniversary of the International Day of the Midwife.

3rd May 2016

Avoiding holiday mishaps: What steps should I take to stay safe abroad?

Things all holiday makers should consider before venturing abroad

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