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Legal Guides

We only ever advise those who have been injured and never those responsible for causing injuries - or their insurers.


We provide a range of legal guides and resources. While no substitute for advice from our experts, these guides will help you to understand your rights and navigate a claim, if you choose to progress with one.

 

Trade union members can find additional guidance relating to employment issues on our dedicated trade union website

 

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Personal Injury

A guide to your personal injury case

A guide to your personal injury case

This guide contains important information about your personal injury case.

How many personal injury claims go to court?

How many personal injury claims go to court?

Find out how many personal injury claims go to court in England and Wales, and what happens when they do.

Can you change solicitors during a personal injury claim?

Can you change solicitors during a personal injury claim?

Find out how to change your solicitor when you are in the middle of a personal injury claim.

Road Traffic Accidents

A guide to road traffic accident cases

A guide to road traffic accident cases

This guide contains information about road traffic accident cases.

Common causes of road traffic accidents

Common causes of road traffic accidents

Road traffic collisions are a common cause of personal injury, but the majority can be prevented. Read more on the causes of RTAs and how to avoid them.

Support for families of fatal road accident victims

Support for families of fatal road accident victims

Losing a loved one in a road traffic accident is a highly traumatic experience for families. Here’s how we can offer support through the claims process.

Serious Injury

How to support someone with a brain injury

How to support someone with a brain injury

Thompsons' serious injury lawyer Lisa Gunner shares her advice on how to support someone with a brain injury.

A guide to brain injury cases

A guide to brain injury cases

This guide contains information about brain injury cases.

A guide to spinal injury cases

A guide to spinal injury cases

This guide contains information about spinal injury cases.

Asbestos Diseases

A guide to asbestos disease cases

A guide to asbestos disease cases

This guide contains information about asbestos disease cases.

Asbestos statistics and facts UK

Asbestos statistics and facts UK

Statistics and facts about asbestos in the UK, including asbestosis disease and mesothelioma statistics.

The truth about asbestos: tackling common misunderstandings

The truth about asbestos: tackling common misunderstandings

The use of asbestos was banned in the UK more than 20 years ago, but it is still responsible for thousands of serious illnesses and deaths every year. Find out more.

Industrial Diseases

A guide to industrial diseases cases

A guide to industrial diseases cases

This guide contains information about industrial diseases cases.

Chemical poisoning: factsheet

Chemical poisoning: factsheet

Learn more about chemical poisoning, how and where it can happen, and how our specialist lawyers can help you make a claim for an industrial disease.

Silicosis: factsheet

Silicosis: factsheet

Our specialist legal team has helped many people with an industrial disease, including silicosis, get compensation and support for their illness.

Medical Negligence

A guide to medical negligence cases

A guide to medical negligence cases

This guide contains information about medical negligence cases.

Compensation claims for breast cancer misdiagnosis and negligence

Compensation claims for breast cancer misdiagnosis and negligence

Speak to our medical negligence solicitors about starting a claim for breast cancer compensation. No win, no fee available.

How to make a complaint about medical treatment or hospital care

How to make a complaint about medical treatment or hospital care

Read our guide to making a complaint about hospital treatment or medical care.

Accidents at Work

A guide to accident at work cases

A guide to accident at work cases

This guide contains information about accident at work cases.

A guide to strain injury cases

A guide to strain injury cases

This guide contains information about strain injury cases.

Warehouse accident claims

Warehouse accident claims

If you’ve been injured in a warehouse accident, we can help you claim compensation.

More Legal Services

Guide to whistleblowing in the UK

Guide to whistleblowing in the UK

Read our legal guide to whistleblowing in the UK to find out what counts as whistleblowing and when you are protected by law.

A guide to negotiating a settlement agreement

A guide to negotiating a settlement agreement

Can you negotiate a settlement agreement? Our expert settlement agreement solicitors answer this question and more in this guide. Take a look:

How to legally change your name

How to legally change your name

Do you need to understand your options for changing your name? Read Thompsons Solicitors guide to learn how to legally change your name.