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How do we support musicians through personal injury claims?

Claiming for personal injury could help you recover compensation for an injury and financial loss suffered. However, the route to get there can involve technicalities and issues that require expert legal advice and guidance.

Being a member of the MU provides you and your family with access to a full range of legal services provided by Morrish Solicitors, including their free personal injury claim service. As expert personal injury solicitors, they are specialists with a long history of acting for Trade Union clients – including the MU.

Morrish Solicitors act exclusively for injured individuals rather than employers or insurers. They have vast experience in all types of personal injury claims (including within the music and performing arts industry) and can assist whether or not the injury has occurred at work.

Their friendly team will support you through every stage of the personal injury claims process. They're dedicated to providing the highest level of service throughout and will strive for the best possible result on every case.

There will be no legal fees for you to pay and you will keep 100% of any damages recovered.

Even if you're not sure you want to pursue your personal injury claim and just want initial advice on the possibility of success, Morrish Solicitors are happy to assist.

Contact us today for more information

Other legal service benefits at discounted and low fixed rates

In addition to the free support through your claim for personal injury, Morrish Solicitors can provide the following exclusive professional legal services for you and your family at discounted and low fixed rates:

  • Wills 
  • Conveyancing & Property
  • Probate & Estate
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Family & Matrimonial
  • Holiday Injury Advice
  • Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims

Members can call their dedicated Legal Advice Helpline for 30 minutes free initial advice on whatever legal issue you need assistance with. Please note that you will be asked for your MU membership number.

How to make a personal injury claim

Just call Morrish Solicitors on their dedicated helpline number: 0333 344 9621.

If calling out of hours, please leave a message with your contact details and Morrish Solicitors promise to get back to you the next working day or at a time that is convenient to you, including evenings.

What musicians need to know about the Personal Injury Claim membership benefit

What is the personal injury claim time limit in the UK?

The simple answer to this question is up to three years from the date of the accident; however, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if you were a child at the time of the accident or if you have been affected by an industrial disease, you might be given longer to enter your personal injury claim for compensation.

How much compensation am I likely to receive?

It's very difficult to estimate how much personal injury compensation a person will receive until the full circumstances are known.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no standard amount of compensation for any particular type of injury. Each compensation claim for personal injury is dealt with individually and on its own merits.

Once a lawyer has spoken to you and assessed your personal injury claim in more depth, they'll be able to provide you with an estimate of how much compensation they think you could be awarded.

Am I under an obligation to start a claim if I contact the legal service to discuss my accident?

Absolutely not.

However, our expert assistance is designed to progress members’ personal injury claims as quickly and efficiently as possible to deliver the best possible service and secure the maximum compensation. It is therefore important to tell your advisor in the first instance whether or not you would like to make a claim.

Will I have to go to Court to obtain my compensation?

Very few personal injury compensation claims proceed to Court as this leads to an increase in the legal costs, which would be payable by the person responsible for the injury or their insurer.

If there is no dispute regarding who was at fault for the accident and no dispute about the level of injuries sustained, an insurance company would rather settle the claim outside of Court to avoid paying the bill for the increased legal costs.

In extreme cases, where there is a dispute, you might have to attend Court; however, your Solicitor will talk you through the whole process to ensure you're comfortable with it long before the final decision needs to be made.

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From gig players to part-time teachers and professional instrumentalists, MU members can access specialist insurance for musicians. This includes accident cover, health schemes, travel insurance and car insurance add-ons through the Musicians’ Union.

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