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Personal injury scheme

Personal injury

Prospect’s personal injury scheme provides members with expert advice, and where appropriate, representation through our solicitors.

woman with broken armPersonal injury claims can arise where the accident or illness arises through the negligence of the employer or a third party.

Unlike many other firms, by bringing your claim through Prospect’s solicitors you will always retain 100% of your damages payments.

See some of our successful cases below.

Accidents/illness at work

Members are eligible for advice in respect of any injury arising from an accident or incident at work, such as a fall or injury because of faulty equipment.

The scheme also covers members who have developed an illness or disease through work, for example, exposure to asbestos or hazardous substances, or work-related stress.

...outside work

Members, their partner, spouse or their children under 19 are also covered for any injury or illness that arises outside work, such as road traffic accidents, faulty equipment, or non-work exposure to dangerous substances.


The personal injury legal advice scheme does not cover accidents or illnesses that occur overseas which are not work-related. Where a member suffers an accident overseas that is related to their employment, Prospect would consider providing advice if the matter is not covered by travel and employers’ insurance. The LegalLine will provide initial advice about consumer complaints over travel insurance.

Members, please log in to find out how to access our personal injury service.

Radiation-linked diseases

The Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases has been agreed between a number of employers and trade unions, including Prospect. The scheme offers a way of resolving claims without court action for union members. Prospect’s solicitors will provide independent advice on offers made through the scheme.

The CSRLD covers many employers within the UK nuclear industry, including UK Atomic Energy Authority, Urenco UK Ltd, EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd, Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Babcock International Group, Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, Rosyth Royal Dockyard Ltd, Babcock Marine (Clyde) Ltd, GE Healthcare, Sellafield Ltd, Magnox Ltd, Springfields Fuels Ltd, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, Research Sites Restoration Ltd.

To start a claim to the CSRLD, contact your Prospect regional office – at Chertsey, Liverpool or Edinburgh, depending on your workplace.

From our casebook


Evelyn Wilson

Librarian. Off work for two months after a holiday accident. Not a Prospect member, but her husband Peter is. £17,500 compensation


Iain Innes

Hydro electric manager, Scottish and Southern Energy. Food poisoning from eating chicken in a hotel bar. £16,000 compensation.


Will Woan

Development officer, Big Lottery Fund. Wife and son knocked off bike. Settled out of court for loss of earnings and injuries


Rodney Leister

Maintenance officer, Institute of Animal Health. Significant injuries after falling from ladder. Settlement amounting to £250,000