Thompsons Solicitors is uniquely committed to the trade union movement and is proud to stand alongside trade unions to campaign for improved workers’ rights throughout the UK.  For more than 90 years, our personal injury lawyers have helped trade union members in a range of personal injury claims, from road accidents, accidents at work and serious injuries to injuries caused by medical negligence, asbestos-related diseases and industrial diseases, securing millions of pounds in compensation along the way. 

Thompsons Solicitors has only ever acted for injured people and will never, as a matter of principle, represent employers or insurance companies. Thompsons Solicitors offers free legal advice and representation and the guarantee of 100% compensation to UK trade members – a service and promise no high street or non-specialist solicitor can beat. 

At Thompsons Solicitors, we understand that choosing to begin a personal injury compensation claim can seem a daunting task – and understanding how to fund it even more so – but our specialist trade union lawyers are here to help explain how you can begin your personal injury compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors today, stress-free. Starting a personal injury compensation claim through a union legal service guarantees there is no financial risk to you: union members will not face hidden fees or ‘add on’ charges – everything comes part of your union membership. 


1. What is a union?

A union or “trade union” is an independent organisation made up of workers from various sectors with a shared goal to protect and support the rights and interests of their members.

2. What are the benefits of being a union member? 

Trade unions provide members with a number of benefits, including employment law and working rights advice, access to training opportunities and access to free, expert legal support if needed. 

3. How can I pay for a personal injury compensation claim?

Thompsons Solicitors is proud to offer trade union members, and their families, free legal advice and support in personal injury claims. Trade union members are guaranteed to keep 100 per cent of the compensation secured for them by our personal injury specialists, with special terms available for medical negligence claims and competitive rates for more legal services including wills and conveyancing. 

4. How can I begin my personal injury compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors?

Thompsons Solicitors advises all union members with a personal injury or employment law query to visit our dedicated trade union hubs to find out how to take advantage of their free union legal scheme.  Alternatively, our trade union lawyers are more than happy to discuss your personal injury claim in more detail over the phone: call 0800 0 224 224 today or fill in our quick online Start a Claim form.