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Unite Legal Services England and Wales

Unite members in England and Wales can access free legal support and advice as part of their membership.

Below is an overview of the services and benefits available to members in England and Wales. You can also contact your local Unite office to find out more.

Accidents at or away from work

Members in England and Wales who experience an accident at or away from work are eligible for free legal support to make a claim for compensation. Non-working family members are also covered.

Choosing to make a claim through Unite Legal Services means that members will pay no legal fees and will keep 100% of the damages awarded.

There is a strict three-year time limit for starting a claim. Call 0800 709 007 for legal advice or complete our online personal injury claim form.

Industrial diseases

If you, or a non-working family member, have been diagnosed with an industrial disease or a condition that has developed after exposure to a dangerous substance or unsafe working conditions, your membership entitles you to free legal support.

We can support members suffering with:

  • Asbestos diseases
  • Repetitive strain and vibration diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Occupational asthma
  • Noise-induced deafness
  • Toxic cabin air
  • Silica dust

Call 0800 709 007 for free legal advice or to start a claim.

Medical negligence

If you, or a non-working family member, have been the victim of medical negligence, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Your membership provides free legal support and representation in medical negligence claims.

In the UK, there is a strict time limit of three years from the date of your injury, or the date you could have reasonably identified that your symptoms were as a result of clinical negligence, in which to make a compensation claim.

Call us on 0800 709 007 to discuss your case.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) claims

If you, or a loved one, have contracted coronavirus and you believe this is due to the negligence of an employer, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Call us on 020 8799 4023 to speak to our COVID-19 personal injury experts.

Contact information for Unite members in England and Wales

Click here for more information on other legal services and employment law support available to you as part of your membership.

Click here to get the contact details for your local Unite office.