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Legal Guides and Resources

We have a variety of informative guides and resources that, while no substitute for advice from one of our experts, help explain the different types of personal injury claims and provide information on employment law matters.

We also provide introductory guides to UK employment law for trade union members, their representatives and officials.

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POA Legal Report 2019

In 2019, the POA legal scheme and Thompsons Solicitors secured more than £4.5 million in personal injury compensation for members and their families, at work and away from work. Some of the most significant cases of the year are summarised below.

Accidents and assaults at prisons: the physical and psychological impact on officers

This legal guide highlights the types of workplace accidents that occur in prisons, why they happen, and the support prison officers can receive. Read more.

History of Asbestos Cases | Landmark Litigation | Thompsons Trade Union Solicitors

In this publication we explore the specific, legal requirements and responsibilities of employers to prevent accidents in the workplace.

Brexit: Guaranteeing Workers Rights

Our specialist Trade Union Law Group team outline the commitments needed to guarantee workers rights post-Brexit

POA v Secretary of State for Justice (2019)

Read more about the case of POA v Secretary of State for Justice (2019).

Brexit Briefing 2018 | Thompsons Trade Union Solicitors

In a time where there is a real risk of a "no deal Brexit", Thompsons Solicitors issues it's latest Brexit briefing document. Read more here.

Workplace accidents in the UK: Infographic | Thompsons Trade Union Solicitors

Read our infographic to learn more about UK accidents in the workplace 2016/17 – from what caused them to the number of incidents that were reported by employers.

POA Legal Report 2017 | Thompsons Trade Union Solicitors

The POA Legal Report summarises the cases won on behalf of POA clients by Thompsons Solicitors in 2017.

Downloadable Social Media Graphic: POA | Thompsons Trade Union Solicitors

The below graphic is available for POA members, representatives and other individuals to download and share on social media to help raise awareness of POA and its services.