Building, construction and allied trades
At Unite Legal Services, we understand the health and safety risks you face when working in busy construction environments.
That is why we have established an extensive network of shop stewards and safety reps to ensure your working environments are safe. But despite the great strides Unite has made in improving conditions for our members in this sector, accidents do happen and trips, falls from height, crush injuries or safety mistakes are the main causes of accidents at work for members in construction.
As a worker in this sector, you are also susceptible to industrial diseases such as dermatitis and asbestosis as well as musculoskeletal disorders from manual handling or working with heavy machinery.
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure you receive appropriate training and equipment to carry out your role safely.
If you have suffered an accident at work or if your health has been affected by exposure to hazardous materials, noise, vibration or heavy lifting, Unite Legal Services can help.
Expert legal support for Unite members
Our specialist solicitors can help you to make a claim and you will keep 100% of your compensation.
As a Unite member, you are also entitled to free legal support and cover for road traffic accidents, medical negligence and accidents away from work.
We will also provide legal support for any non-working family members if they have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury. Find out more about legal cover for family members that comes as part of Unite membership.
Unite has a campaign to provide advice and raise awareness about the hazards of asbestos. To date, more than 11,000 Unite members who believe they have been exposed to asbestos at work have joined the Unite Asbestos Register.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma, Unite Legal Services can provide you with free, specialist legal advice and support.
Start your claim today using our online claim form or by calling Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007
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If you are not yet a member of Unite can you afford not to to be?
You can join Unite the Union online : https://join.unitetheunion.org/
Or contact one of the Unite reps (Details below)
West Lothian Council Local Unite contacts
Unite the Union Shop Stewards/ Workplace Reps
Whitehill Service Centre
Senior Steward: Pat Tedford Mobile: 07787 102 636
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Davy Johnstone : Email : email@example.com
Davy Dowds: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Smail: Email : email@example.com
Andy Dowds: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobby Lee: Email: Bobby.email@example.com
Kirkton Service Centre
Unite the Union Workplace Reps
Rab Brown Unite Convenor: Mobile 07768 945 165
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tam Brown Unite Rep: Mobile : Mobile 07960 195 795
Jade Deans Unite Rep: Mobile 07557 764 883
Ryan Morcombe: Mobile 07766 495 893
Frank O Neil : Mobile 07772 205 587
Contact can be made through mobile phone app on android devices Unite@WLC
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