Legal services for Usdaw members and their families

The team at Allan McDougall Solicitors has been working for Usdaw members and their families throughout Scotland for many years.

How we help Usdaw members

As panel solicitors for Usdaw, we act for Usdaw members free of charge when you need legal advice for:

Personal injury compensation claims

  • Accidents at or away from work, including on holiday.
  • Workplace injuries such as industrial deafness and repetitive strain injuries.
  • Industrial diseases such as asbestos-related illnesses and vibration white finger.
  • Road traffic and cycle accidents.
  • Public liability and occupiers liability claims.
  • Medical and dental negligence.

Usdaw members' children aged under 18 are covered for personal injury claims, including road traffic accident and injury cases. Family members living with an Usdaw member can receive free legal advice and representation in road traffic accident claims.

Employment issues

  • Settlement agreements.
  • Unlawful deductions from wages.
  • Holiday pay issues.
  • Unfair dismissal.
  • Redundancy.
  • Discrimination.
  • Maternity and paternity rights.
  • And other employment issues.

As an Usdaw member, you and your family members will not be charged a success fee. This means that you will receive 100% of any compensation. Note that most other law firms that are not panel solicitors for Usdaw will retain a significant percentage (as high as 30%) of your settlement.

Other legal services

We can also help you with other legal services through our sister brand McDougall McQueen, including:

  • Drafting a will for you and your partner free of charge.
  • Providing conveyancing, probate and powers of attorney services at reduced rates.

Get in touch

To start a claim for a personal injury matter, call Usdaw’s free accident helpline, FirstCall Usdaw, 24/7, on 0800 055 6333.

For employment matters, please contact your Usdaw representative or call 0800 030 8030 outside normal office hours.

Allan McDougall

With you every step of the way.

What our clients say

  • I was kept up to date on all matters concerning my claim! Which I was very surprised by considering there was a pandemic going on. I am very happy with the outcome and glad that you represented me and kept me updated from start to finish,thank you once again and keep up the great work you are all doing x
  • Dealt with very professionally by David Harris, Stephen Irvine and Steven Blacklaws and the outcome was good, I m very happy &definitely would deal with you again. Thankyou For All Your Help in this Matter & I Wish You All A Very Merry Christmas
  • I have been a member of Unite since 1969 and did not realise the benefit to my extended family until my wife had a tripping accident and broke her wrist. The service my wife received was remarkable, and after a long struggle and defended Court action, was awarded over £11K. The services was entirely free and was treated with the utmost courtesy by David Harris.

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