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Thompsons Solicitors is proud to provide legal protection for UNISON members and their families. Every year, we secure tens of millions of pounds in compensation for members. 

Unlike other lawyers, we only ever act for the injured or mistreated worker - never for employers, and never for insurance companies. That means we use our almost hundred years' of expertise to stand up for those who protect, not defend those who cause injury. 

In personal injury claims, we guarantee UNISON members will keep 100% of any compensation with no deduction in legal fees – something no non-union solicitor can offer.

I cannot praise UNISON and Thompsons enough. They helped me throughout my battle and forced my employer to eventually accept that it had not done enough to protect me from the risks of wet work.

Wendy UNISON member

Your comprehensive legal package within the union scheme:


Your family is also covered for:

  • Personal injuries away from work, on the roads or travelling outside the UK
  • Special terms for clinical negligence and wills.


Members can also access up to 30 minutes of free telephone legal advice for various legal matters (excluding employment law).


Get in touch with UNISON legal services

If you need to speak to us or are just looking for some initial advice, call the UNISON legal service at 0800 0 857 857 to discuss your situation with one of our dedicated advisers. Alternatively, please submit the form on this page.

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Support for members and loved ones affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Working with UNISON we have produced a factsheet on the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Life Assurance Scheme for frontline health and social care workers who have tragically lost their lives as a result of exposure in their place of work.

If you know a UNISON member who has lost their life due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you can help their loved ones by directing them to the factsheets below that explain the Life Assurance Scheme as it applies in England and Wales and in Scotland (there is as yet no separate scheme for Northern Ireland).

We have also put together a questionnaire with UNISON to work out where exposure has occurred and how employers responded. Everyone who has been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) at work at any time can help. By completing the questionnaire below, you will help us to work with UNISON to support you and your fellow members.

The more information we gather, the better UNISON can campaign about the issues raised (and we can establish whether you might have a personal injury claim).

UNISON Workplace COVID-19 Questionnaire


I suffered a horrible injury as a result of medical negligence at Leeds General Infirmary. My solicitor, Fiona presented an honest and realistic picture at the same time as displaying total empathy, and always made me feel she had time for my questions.

Jan Hext UNISON member

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