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Docks, rail, ferries and waterways

At Unite Legal Service we know only too well that working in the docks, rail, ferries and waterways sector does not come without its everyday hazards.

All too often, incidents involving transport vehicles on docks and ferries result in serious injuries or fatalities due to falls and accidents with heavy machinery.

With the frequent unloading of equipment from ship to dock, the movement of vehicles around the quayside and the limited visibility of some vehicles, accidents at work can easily happen.

Similarly the rail industry faces its own variety of health and safety issues, including the use of machinery and hand tools, fire risks, lighting and ventilation, trips and falls, noise, vibration and asbestos-related illnesses.

Your employer is responsible for ensuring that you receive the most appropriate training, protection, and equipment to carry out your role safely. However, accidents do happen and if you need legal advice and support, Unite Legal Services can help.

Unite supports members on every journey

As a Unite member, you benefit from our full range of experience and expertise at no extra cost. We can help you to pursue a claim, provide dedicated and professional support, and guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation. This applies regardless of whether you were injured at work, away from work, in a road traffic accident, or suffer an industrial disease or serious injury.

You are also entitled to legal support and cover for employment matters, and clinical negligence claims.

What’s more, as part of your Unite membership you get legal cover for non-working family members who have suffered an accident or injury.

Asbestos matters

Unite has an asbestos awareness campaign to provide advice about the hazards of asbestos. More than 11,000 Unite members, who suspect that they may have been exposed to asbestos at work, have joined the Unite Asbestos Register to date.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, Unite Legal Services can provide you with free, specialist legal advice and support. 

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