PI Legal Services

To: The Secretary
All Branches & Regional Councils
Circular No: Legal 01/20

Dear Colleagues,



Members in Scotland; Off Shore Workers and the Republic of Ireland should complete the Form L1 if they have had an accident at work, road traffic accident or street accident. The Form can be obtained either from Branch Secretaries or via the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706. Once the form is completed, it must be returned to the Branch Secretary for endorsement and sent direct to Solicitors as set out below:-

Scotland & Offshore: Thompsons, Berkeley House, 285 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HQ. Tel: 08080 68 5529 or 0800 0 224 224

Northern Ireland: Thompsons McClure, Victoria Chambers, 171 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 4HS

The Republic of Ireland: MJ O’Conner, Ormonde House, 26 Harbour Row, Cobh, Co. Cork. Tel +353(0)21 4813944 / Email: RMT@mjoc.ie

In England and Wales: Branches should send the L1 direct to Thompsons, at: The Synergy Building, Campo Lane Sheffield, S1 2EL

Alternatively in England and Wales members’ have the option of calling direct (no form required) on 08457 125 495, or www.thompsonstradeunion.law/trade-unions/rmt

Please note that for members’ family members they may use the same process for accidents other than accidents at work, member should abide by the same process. The scheme does not cover family members injured at work who are not Union members.

I note that Branch Secretaries may from time to time wish to receive updates on a member’s case. Branches are encouraged to contact the case handler if they can assist with any information, it is always better to build up a rapport with the solicitor handling the claim. I recognise that occasionally our member may have a concern about their case and may bring it to your attention. I have therefore arranged for our solicitors to provide a point of contact to whom they can refer their concerns to in the first instance. I am assured that our Branch Secretaries can make contact with the following people:

London/SE: Andrew Hutson AndrewHutson@thompsons.law.co.uk
Wales/SW: Catherine Cladingbowl CatherineCladingbowl@Thompsons.law.co.uk
Midlands: Stephen Jones StephenJones@thompsons.law.co.uk
North West: Philip Liptrot PhilipLiptrot@Thompsons.law.co.uk
Yorkshire: Tristram Sterry TristramSterry@Thompsons.law.co.uk
North East: Paul Morpeth PaulMorpeth@thompsons.law.co.uk
Should the issue be unresolved than please contact the Head of the Legal Department who will investigate your concerns and seek a resolution for you and our member.
Please bring these matters to the attention of members and activists

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary