Angela Thompson

Solicitor

Occupational Disease

Angela is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of personal injury cases.  She is a very experienced litigator and has worked for both claimants and defendants. Angela worked for many years at Thornleys Solicitors, a specialist trade union practice, where she completed her training.  She has dealt with a wide variety of complex high value personal injury and occupational disease cases, including brain/head injury cases, spinal injuries, amputations, fatal accidents, asbestos related disease cases, bladder cancer, liver cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia, dermatitis, occupational asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, work related upper limb disorders, hand arm vibration syndrome, back injuries, psychiatric injuries and work-related stress claims.


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 ‘Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not’

Oprah Winfrey

Angela joined Prolegis Solicitors in 2016 as Head of the Occupational Disease department.  She is an expert in all aspects of occupational disease and is particularly adept in dealing with cases involving complex medical issues. She regularly represents clients at inquests and health and safety prosecutions.

Some notable cases

  • Angela’s most complex and valuable case involved a client who sustained brain damage as a result of a car accident. Due to the severity of his injury the Claimant was a patient under the Mental Health Act and required extensive periods of treatment at specialist brain injury rehabilitation facilities. The claim was valued in excess of £4,000,000 and required expert evidence from a range of specialists including neurologist, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, ophthalmologist, orthopaedic surgeon, radiologist, nursing care expert, case manager and accommodation expert. The claim settled mid-way through a 10-day trial.
  • Angela represented the family of a chemical worker who died after entering a chemical mixing tank without protective equipment during the course of his work.  The tank was oxygen deprived and as a result he collapsed and died within a few minutes. The claim settled for a significant sum following a week-long inquest, which returned a verdict of death by misadventure.
  • Her most unusual case involved a park keeper who became infected with mycobacteiurm marinum (a bacterium which causes tuberculosis in fish) when cleaning a pond in a local park. The case settled after reports were obtained from the Environment Agency and an expert at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, which confirmed the Council had failed to carry out a proper risk assessment or provide appropriate protective equipment.
  • Angela successfully negotiated a global settlement in a group action involving 36 claimants who developed a range of respiratory and dermatological conditions, as a consequence of exposure to hazardous fumes from chemicals used in the manufacture of roof tiles.

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