"At the time of the accident, I was working as a hospital secretary in Liverpool. I was trying to push a rotating filing system, which had been recently installed; I injured my back when the system jammed. I was 52 and was sadly dismissed on ill health grounds. I still had dependent children so I was very concerned about being able to pay for their education. I also loved my job so it was a big disappointment to have to leave.

"I’ve been a union member all my life and a UNISON member for the past 10 years. It was UNISON in fact who put me in touch with Thompsons Solicitors. Before speaking to them I was very nervous, as the whole process seemed quite daunting. I needn't have worried as they guided me through it from start to finish. They were so professional and helpful and are always there to answer my queries.

"With their support my case settled out of court and I received £70,000 damages, which will help to safeguard my future. I cannot thank Thompsons and my union enough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others!"

"I cannot thank Thompsons and my union enough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others!"

UNISON member and Thompsons' accident at work client