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Civil air transport

Unite has the largest membership of any trade union in the civil air transport sector. Our members work in every part of the industry; from engineering and aircraft maintenance to cabin crew and ground handlers.

As the dominant union body within the UK aviation industry, we use our influence in the sector to safeguard working conditions and job security for Unite members. But if standards fall short and you are injured or mistreated at work, Unite Legal Services has the expertise to help you to pursue a compensation claim.

Accidents do happen. Falls from height, injuries sustained getting in or out of an aircraft, or accidents while working on service equipment such as belt loaders, are sadly commonplace in the civil air transport sector. It is your employer’s duty to ensure that appropriate training, protection and equipment is provided to all workers. Unite Legal Services will provide expert legal help if you suffer an accident or injury at work.

Working in the aviation sector can also pose other health risks. Breathing in toxic cabin air on an aeroplane can cause a number of health issues, often referred to as aerotoxic syndrome. To find out more about these potential dangers and how we can provide specialist legal help, visit our dedicated toxic cabin air page.

The aviation sector is renowned for being fiercely competitive and unpredictable and, if industry changes have a negative impact on the security and terms of your role, Unite Legal Services can also provide free legal support and representation with employment issues.

Receive 100% of your compensation

As a Unite member, you benefit from our comprehensive package of legal services free of charge. There are no fees, deductions or surprise costs and you will receive 100% of your damages.

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience dealing with claims affecting members in the civil aviation industry. We use that experience to help members pursue claims quickly and efficiently.

Unite Legal Services also covers you for road traffic accidents, serious injuries including brain and spinal injuries, clinical negligence and accidents away from work. Our legal cover extends to non-working family members who suffer personal injuries and accidents on the roads or on holiday.

Start your claim today using our online claim form or by calling Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007.