Kirsty Lambourne is an exceptional personal injury lawyer, based in Thompsons Solicitors Cardiff office, specialising in industrial disease claims for trade union clients across Wales and the South West.
In the 10 years that Kirsty has been practising law with Thompsons, she has built up a reputation for vigorously pursuing employers who have been negligent and liable for injuries caused by accidents or assaults at work. Kirsty has experience of handling the most complex and high value claims, including to the Supreme Court, and is unceasing in her efforts to get the best possible deal for her trade union clients.
Cases ranged from slips and trips to injuries caused by defective machinery and equipment. Kirsty was involved in the precedent-setting Cox versus Ministry of Justice case where the firm successfully argued that the Ministry was vicariously liable for injury caused to a prison officer by a prisoner.
Trade union clients and their families have found Kirsty to be thorough, empathetic and efficient. Kirsty went into this area of law after a close family member suffered a brain injury from a road traffic accident. Having experienced first-hand the difficulties families go through when faced with traumatic or life-changing injuries, Kirsty is able to help her clients through the ordeal. Kirsty is motivated by the knowledge that securing decent compensation gives clients financial security for the future and improves their quality of life.
Over the past two years, Kirsty has brought all her skills and experience to specialising in all industrial diseases, excluding those related to asbestos, which are dealt with by Thompsons’ specialist asbestos team.
Kirsty has supervisory responsibility for all industrial disease cases handled in the Thompsons Cardiff office, including respiratory disease, skin disease, asthma, silicosis, latex allergies, dermatitis, upper limb and vibration injuries. Kirsty, who oversees the firm’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority unit, is expert at enlisting the best medical experts to ensure a successful outcome for her clients.
In addition, Kirsty is handling some historic sexual abuse cases dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.
Kirsty is enthusiastic about her work at Thompsons because it gives her the opportunity of fighting for justice for trade union members. Kirsty is proud of the firm’s national reputation for sticking up for the vulnerable.
In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her baby boy, although she hopes to be able to resume playing her favourite game of netball.
KIRSTY’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Accident at work claims: Kirsty has won substantial claims of compensation for several members of the Prison Officers Association who have suffered debilitating injuries following incidents or assaults at work.
Kirsty is a member of the Law Society.
Kirsty was recently featured in Wales Online as part of their “young lawyers to watch” series.
Unite member, Mr Jones, a former Thompsons industrial injury client who suffered a penetrating hand injury, said:
“Thank you very much for all your help and patience whilst dealing with my case. Seems to have been an eternity resolving this, very pleased it’s now completed, thanks again for all your hard work.”
UNISON member, Mrs Lewis, a former Thompsons personal injury client, said:
“Thank you for all your help, your persistence with my case and your kindness and sensitivity. I always found any dealings with you to be easy, helpful and professional.”