Winning for our members – £9,500 for minibus driver

Last week we received notification that we had secured over £12,000 for one of our members and her relative following a road traffic accident that occurred whilst they were abroad on holiday.

See the news article about £12,000 payment to branch member and her relative

Today we have received news of another branch member who has secured a £9,500 pay-out following an accident at work. Our member was working as a minibus driver and was injured when he was struck by another minibus whilst he was re-stowing the tail lift of his bus.

Our member, supported by the branch and our legal partners, Thompsons Solicitors, secured an out-of-court settlement of £9,500. Because the case was taken on by us and Thompsons, our member will keep 100% of the compensation.

Last year we secured over £25,000 in personal injury compensation for our members. This latest cases takes the total for this year to over £30,000. Thanks to UNISON and our legal partners, Thompsons Solicitors, our members have kept 100% of this compensation.

Personal injury is just one of the legal services available free to our members and their families. Cases like this show the value of being a UNISON member and also show that the union is prepared to take on cases that claims companies and no win, no fee solicitors will not.

Find out more about legal services available to UNISON members and their families