Essential legal services from UNISON

UNISON works in partnership with leading specialist personal injury lawyers Thompsons Solicitors to provide essential legal cover for members.

If you have been injured at work or a loved one has been injured outside of work you can claim with confidence using the UNISON legal service. Your case will be handled by an expert lawyer and – thanks to your UNISON membership – you won’t pay a penny in legal fees and will keep 100% of any compensation.

In 2017 alone, the UNISON legal service helped 3,131 members to secure more than £26.5 million in personal injury compensation after being injured or involved in an accident.

Even if the accident seems small or insignificant or if you’re not sure who was at fault – give UNISON a call for advice.

Have you been injured in the last three years and want to make a claim? Get in touch with us online to access expert advice or call 0800 0 857 857 (please have your membership number to hand)

What cover do my family and I receive?

As a UNISON member, you receive free legal advice and assistance for:

  • Employment law (accessed via your UNISON branch)
  • Personal injury – at or away from work, on holiday or on the roads
  • Serious injury – including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries
  • Industrial disease or illness
  • Basic will writing and reduced rates for more complex wills and conveyancing
  • Defending work related criminal allegations

UNISON members’ families are also covered for:

  • Personal injury – away from work, on holiday or on the roads
  • Reduced rates for wills and conveyancing

And if you or a loved one think you have been injured as the result of clinical negligence, we can support you with a free initial assessment of whether you have a claim.

Exclusions and qualifying periods apply


“I just want to say thank you for the time and support you have given me during my case and for making it a success. I will always be grateful for all that the UNISON legal service has done and the support I have received.” UNISON member

“I was very impressed with the service. I was very nervous as I had never claimed before but my solicitor put me at ease. She was very professional but at the same time took her time to explain everything that was happening in great detail. I would recommend the UNISON legal service.” UNISON member

“The end result has brought some sense of justice” David, UNISON member