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.
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.