Legal department

UNIONLINE - Put 0300 333 0303 in your phone now. You can call us about any employment law or personal injury law problem and we will provide legal advice if you are a GMB member. Our employment law service provides complete advice and representation to GMB members at no cost – if you are worried about anything at work, then call us.

Our accident and injury service is also free of charge* to GMB members and their families. Don’t call a number you have seen on the TV or in an advert, call UNIONLINE. UNIONLINE can offer something no other service can give you – 100 per cent of your damages with no deductions for GMB members and their families.

No other service can offer you that: THEY WILL ALWAYS MAKE A DEDUCTION. UNIONLINE never will. All of your compensation goes to you as a GMB member. Worried about debt, or a bad landlord? Call UNIONLINE. Whatever problems you have we will try and help you, providing quality local legal advice. So put 0300 333 0303 in your phone and remember, GMB is your union and this is your union law firm. It is not out to make a fast buck, its job is to provide the best legal service in the country to GMB members.” *Subject to rule.

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
When an accident happens in your workplace phone GMB’s own law firm UNIONLINE
immediately on 0300 333 0303 and register the details of the accident. Report any illness that might be work related, for example long exposure to dust may cause lung problems.

UNIONLINE is GMB’s own firm of lawyers that provide GMB’s Legal Service in cases of personal
injury and employment law to GMB members.

Your access to UNIONLINE is part of your GMB membership and, once agreed*, your case will cost you nothing and you will receive 100% of any award or compensation UNIONLINE wins for your injury. *Subject to rule.

Personal Injury Claims with Thompsons Solicitors

If you are unlucky enough to be injured in an accident through no fault of your own or you are suffering from a disease that has been caused by your work you are entitled to full legal representation through your GMB membership.

In addition, if any member of your family is injured in a non-workplace accident they are also covered.

The Union’s lawyers, Thompsons Solicitors provide a completely free legal service and you will get to keep 100% of any settlement.

Thompsons are the most experienced Trade Union Solicitors in the UK and have been successfully representing union members for almost 100 years.

In order to submit your claim you can either:

  • Call the GMB/Thompsons helpline on 0800 587 7533

If you have any queries, please contact the GMB Legal Department at Regional Office on 0115 96011112

Free will service

Most people don’t think about making a will. Why would you? But by ensuring you do, your wishes will be carried out after your death, taking the pressure off your family at a very sad and stressful time. You can make a will just for yourself or jointly with your partner. Call 0300 333 0303

Please note that if you have to make any changes to your will in the future, you will have to pay for your amendments.

Medical negligence

UNIONLINE - Put 0300 333 0303 in your phone now. You can call us about any employment law or personal injury law problem and we will provide legal advice if you are a GMB member. Our employment law service provides complete advice and representation to GMB members at no cost – if you are worried about anything at work, then call us.

Our accident and injury service is also free of charge* to GMB members and their families. Don’t call a number you have seen on the TV or in an advert, call UNIONLINE. UNIONLINE can offer something no other service can give you – 100 per cent of your damages with no deductions for GMB members and their families.

No other service can offer you that: THEY WILL ALWAYS MAKE A DEDUCTION. UNIONLINE never will. All of your compensation goes to you as a GMB member. Worried about debt, or a bad landlord? Call UNIONLINE. Whatever problems you have we will try and help you, providing quality local legal advice. So put 0300 333 0303 in your phone and remember, GMB is your union and this is your union law firm. It is not out to make a fast buck, its job is to provide the best legal service in the country to GMB members.” *Subject to rule.

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
When an accident happens in your workplace phone GMB’s own law firm UNIONLINE
immediately on 0300 333 0303 and register the details of the accident. Report any illness that might be work related, for example long exposure to dust may cause lung problems.

UNIONLINE is GMB’s own firm of lawyers that provide GMB’s Legal Service in cases of personal
injury and employment law to GMB members.

Your access to UNIONLINE is part of your GMB membership and, once agreed*, your case will cost you nothing and you will receive 100% of any award or compensation UNIONLINE wins for your injury. *Subject to rule.

Personal injury - work-related and non-work-related

“UNIONLINE - Put 0300 333 0303 in your phone now. You can call us about any employment law or personal injury law problem and we will provide legal advice if you are a GMB member. Our employment law service provides complete advice and representation to GMB members at no cost – if you are worried about anything at work, then call us.

Our accident and injury service is also free of charge* to GMB members and their families. Don’t call a number you have seen on the TV or in an advert, call UNIONLINE. UNIONLINE can offer something no other service can give you – 100 per cent of your damages with no deductions for GMB members and their families.

No other service can offer you that: THEY WILL ALWAYS MAKE A DEDUCTION. UNIONLINE never will. All of your compensation goes to you as a GMB member. Worried about debt, or a bad landlord? Call UNIONLINE. Whatever problems you have we will try and help you, providing quality local legal advice. So put 0300 333 0303 in your phone and remember, GMB is your union and this is your union law firm. It is not out to make a fast buck, its job is to provide the best legal service in the country to GMB members.” *Subject to rule.

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
When an accident happens in your workplace phone GMB’s own law firm UNIONLINE
immediately on 0300 333 0303 and register the details of the accident. Report any illness that might be work related, for example long exposure to dust may cause lung problems.

UNIONLINE is GMB’s own firm of lawyers that provide GMB’s Legal Service in cases of personal
injury and employment law to GMB members.

Your access to UNIONLINE is part of your GMB membership and, once agreed*, your case will cost you nothing and you will receive 100% of any award or compensation UNIONLINE wins for your injury. *Subject to rule.

Employment tribunals

Unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world and you may find at some time in your working life that things aren’t going to plan. You may find yourself in a terrible situation where you are suffering from racial or sexual harassment, disability discrimination, you may have been unfairly dismissed or had an unlawful deduction taken from your wages. If one of these things have happened to you, don’t worry - as a GMB member we can help you with your problems.

In the first instance you must always contact your local representative and raise these issues formally in writing as a grievance, to give your employer the opportunity to put things right. You may then have the option to pursue your claim via an Employment Tribunal. Applications must be made on the correct ET1 form which you can obtain from your local GMB Office or alternatively from Regional Office on 0115 9607171. When submitting Employment Tribunals claims you must be aware that strict time limits must be adhered to, namely within three months from the date the incident took place. Please note that if the time limits are exceeded, applications will not be accepted.

If you require any information in respect of employment law issues, contact your workplace rep or organiser.

Free legal advice

Do you have a problem but don’t know where to turn to for advice? As long as the issue is not a work related problem (which is obviously dealt with by your local representative), our Solicitors can help. You may have had a boundary dispute with your neighbour, you may have purchased a new kitchen and found that something’s faulty, you may be separating from your partner. Whatever it is, Unionline will provide you with free advice over the telephone. Just give them a ring on 0300 333 0303 , leave your membership number and a brief outline of what your problem is and Unionline will make arrangements for a Solicitor to call you back at a mutually convenient time and date to give you the advice you need.

Low cost conveyancing

Did you know that along with divorce, moving house can be one of life’s most stressful experiences? Our Solicitors will help alleviate the pain by providing you with a professional and efficient service. Not only that, they give GMB members preferential rates. They even go that extra mile by giving first-time buyers an even lower rate. We have compared their prices to other Solicitors and frankly they don’t come close. GMB staff members have used them and that must tell you something about how good their service is. For more information, contact 0300 333 0303

Claiming state benefits - work related

Have you ever spent hours poring over DSS forms, wondering if you’ve filled it in correctly? Well don’t ponder any longer - we have a network of regional representatives fully trained, who can help members fill in these long, laborious forms. Do you need representation at Benefit Appeal Tribunals? We can provide you with that representative. Contact the Regional Legal Department on 0115 9601112 or email for further information.