Injury Prevention Day August 15th 2018 | Thompson & Co Solicitors

Injury Prevention Day

15 August 2018

Thompson & Co Solicitors in Sunderland


All of Thompson & Co’s solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Preventing Harm Through the APIL


APIL’s members are committed to campaigning for reform to improve the law for injured people so that, when the worst happens, people can exercise their right to seek justice, care and fair compensation.

The third Wednesday in August (15 August 2018) is Injury Prevention Day, when APIL wants people to think about what they can do to help prevent harm.

This year the focus is on avoiding needless injuries by ensuring vehicle head restraints are properly adjusted. Head restraints that are properly positioned could help to prevent subsequent neck and back injuries.

If you are unfortunate enough to be injured our experienced solicitors can help you get your life back on track.

Our solicitors have a wide range of experience in recovering compensation for all types of accident and injury claims ranging from injuries such as soft tissue injuries or fractures to serious life changing injuries such as amputations, brain injuries or spinal injuries. We can also help with claims for industrial diseases such as Asbestos related illnesses, Mesothelioma and vibration white finger.

If your claim is successful we will usually be able to recover:

General Damages


General damages are monetary compensation awarded by a judge (or agreed by your opponents) intended to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced and continue to experience, together with any resulting physical or mental disability and the restrictions that this imposes on your way of life.

Financial Losses (Sometimes Referred to as ‘Special Damages’)


You may also be entitled to recover out of pocket expenses and financial losses that you have incurred and may incur in the future. Often the most valuable items of claim are for lost earnings, compensation to reimburse you for care and assistance. (you may be able to be compensated even if this has been provided by a friend or relative at no cost) and medical expenses. Other examples are items such as damaged clothing or other property, prescription charges, travelling expenses, hire of an alternative vehicle, loss of use of your vehicle, vehicle repair costs.



We will consider at an early stage whether you would benefit from medical treatment or rehabilitation and will discuss this with you to establish whether you need any such assistance. We can then seek to get the insurers to pay for it, if you need it. This could be something very simple, such as arranging for you to have physiotherapy more quickly than would be the case on the NHS, or, in a more serious case, could involve a comprehensive assessment of your needs and the provision of a full rehabilitation package funded by your opponent’s insurers.


Injury Prevention Day