Thompsons are reporting a successful PI claim on behalf of a Bectu member who sustained serious injuries working on on exhibition in Germany. Anthony Brookes secured more than £158,000 in compensation with the help of his union and Thompsons.
You can read details of the accident that offers useful informaion on the need for better risk assessment on the Thompsons site – but Bectu reps may also wish to emphasise this point:
“As a member of the Bectu sector of Prospect, Mr Brookes was able to secure free legal support from Thompsons Solicitors.
He said: “Thompsons got in touch very quickly and gave me the help and support I needed. Making a claim was a very complex process and it was a big learning curve for me, but they were there to make sense of it all on my behalf and keep me up-to-date with everything from beginning to end.
… Martyn Gwyther, specialist at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “The accident happened overseas but our specialist team made sure that the claim could be litigated in England where Mr Brookes was likely to receive more complete compensation for his injuries.
… Cora Green, Prospect’s legal services officer, added: “This case demonstrates the benefits of union membership. By pursuing this claim through Prospect’s legal scheme with our solicitors at Thompsons, Mr Brookes is able to keep 100 per cent of his compensation. Health and safety procedures exist for a reason and Prospect will continue to support members who have been injured at work and are seeking justice.”