Wednesday June 29, 2022
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Legal Services for members

URTU members can access free legal advice and representation from the UK's leading law firm for trade union members, Thompsons Solicitors.

  • Specialist lawyers who only act for injured people

Non-specialist high street law firms and claims management companies will take up to 25% of damages from their clients. By contrast, URTU members and family members who use the union's legal service get access to:

  • 100% compensation
  • No deductions for legal fees.

In medical negligence claims, Thompsons is available to provide a sympathetic assessment on the prospect of success and, again, it's free of charge. If there is a case to pursue, URTU members get special terms they won't find elsewhere.

To contact your URTU legal service in England and Wales, call 0808 1968 643. 

Your legal service includes:

  • Personal injury claims at or away from work, on holiday, on the roads
  • Serious injury claims, including brain and spinal cord injury
  • Industrial disease or illness claims, including asbestos
  • Special terms for medical negligence claims
  • Free simple wills (including a mirror will for a partner), accessed online here, and reduced rates for more complex wills
  • Reduced rates for conveyancing, probate, powers of attorney and deputyship.

URTU family members' legal service includes:

  • Non-work personal injury claims
  • Non-work serious injury claims,including brain and spinal cord injury
  • Asbestos-related diseases
  • Special terms for medical negligence claims
  • Reduced rates for wills conveyancing, probate, powers of attorney and deputyship.

Get in touch to start a claim

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Legal guidance

Find out more about how to make a personal injury claim.




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