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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.

Read, download or print our selection of factsheets and useful resources, developed by our expert teams here.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Fact sheet

This fact sheet contains need-to-know information about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

Chemical Poisoning: Fact sheet

Every day millions of workers are exposed to chemicals in the workplace. This fact sheet contains useful information about what to do if you've been affected by chemical poisoning.

Occupational Asthma: Fact sheet

Occupational asthma is a condition caused by exposure to certain substances in a person’s working environment. Learn more.

Silicosis: Fact sheet

Learn more about silicosis, an occupational respiratory disease most commonly associated with the mining, quarrying, construction, pottery and sandblasting industries.

Industrial diseases: Introduction to claiming compensation

This booklet contains useful information about making a claim for industrial diseases such as deafness, HAVS, silicosis, latex allergies and dermatitis.

ASLEF: Membership Legal Cover

ASLEF members using the union legal service from Thompsons Solicitors keep 100% of their compensation – whatever the injury, however complex the claim.

BECTU: Membership Legal Cover

As a BECTU member you’re entitled to free, specialist legal advice – whatever the injury, however complex the claim.

BFAWU: Membership Legal Cover

BFAWU works in partnership with Thompsons Solicitors to provide comprehensive legal support for its members.

FBU: Membership Legal Cover

FBU members’ interests are protected by a comprehensive package of legal services available exclusively through their FBU membership.