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Non work related accidents and diseases
Members and their dependents who are the victim of an injury or disease outside work can also take advantage of the free legal advice service. A member may be injured whilst playing sport, as a result of a defective product, whilst shopping or on property belonging to someone else. e.g:
- A member falls on a spillage in a supermarket
- A daughter at college trips in the street
People who are injured in this way are often unsure about what rights they have to claim compensation, and from whom. Our legal services mean you never need to feel alone in these circumstances Thompsons will be able to advise and represent you.
ASLEF legal services offers legal cover for members injured travelling to and from work.
Remember, ASLEF members' dependant children, husbands, wives, partners and parents can also use the free legal service if they suffer a non-work related accident.
As with all personal injury cases, time is of the essence. You should call the advice line as soon as possible after the accident in order to maximise the chances of winning compensation.