Injured members secure millions in compensation

PCS and its lawyers recovered more than £3million last year in compensation for PCS members and their family members injured in accidents that were not their fault.

The staggering figure demonstrates the importance of the PCS personal injury scheme as a benefit of union membership.

It provides members and their family members with access to high quality, expert legal advice and support, helping to ensure that the impact of an injury – not only the physical pain and emotional trauma but the lost wages, costs of travel for medical treatment, care needs and more – are less of a strain on the victim’s financial resources.

Unlike no win no fee claims firms, the kind that make unwanted phone calls promising instant compensation, many of which will have little interest in a claim unless it is likely to be easy and quick to get an offer of settlement, PCS’s lawyers will always fight for maximum compensation. And unlike those claims firms, and some high street lawyers, the union’s legal service won’t take a large slice of the money – it all goes to the injury victim.  Continue reading

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MANDATING MEETING

The Mandating Meeting of the Home Office South East England Branch of PCS will be held at 13:30 – 14:30 on Thursday 14 May 2015 in the Stockdale Conference Room, The Lodge, Priory Court, Dover. 

This meeting is held to mandate the delegates for PCS Home Office Group Conference and PCS National Conference, and to consider any nominations received for Group Advisory Committees. 

There is no longer any time off from official duties allowed for members to attend this meeting. It is hoped that the timing will allow any members wishing to attend the opportunity to do so in their meal break.

 KEVIN MILLS

Branch Secretary 

9 April 2015

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VIDEO OUTLINES PLAN TO SECURE PCS FUTURE

Message from the General Secretary, Mark Serwotka 

I want to set out to you in this briefing and latest video (http://youtu.be/Cl3NLFEe_Hg),filmed last Thursday following the latest NEC meeting, the threats we are facing in the coming months, the most serious the union has ever faced, which include:  Continue reading

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