Ian Cross

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Ian is an accident and disease solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Bristol office. As a member of Thompsons’ Industrial Disease Team, Ian specialises in work related disease claims and work place accident at sea.

Ian represents clients who have suffered an industrial disease or injury as a result of their working conditions, and handles cases where there are complex issues of liability to be decided.

Ian acted for a cyclist who suffered complex and multiple injuries including head injuries when the front wheel of their bike went down a trench on a cycle path. The defendant denied responsibility and argued that, even if they were at fault the claimant should accept some responsibility too. After a hard battle a substantial award of compensation was agreed.

Ian settled a claim for dependency for a widow whose husband had worked in the china clay refining business and was exposed to dust without adequate steps being taken to prevent inhalation. He developed silicosis and suffered a debilitating illness and premature death.