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In a word – protection. We represent what is right for you and your future, personally, locally and nationally.
£125,000 or £250,000 per claim worldwide (including the USA) cover. The level of cover provided will depend upon the member's own choice.
£2,500 guaranteed "emergency cover" to allow members to immediately gain access to legal help during the initial stages of a legal incident.
With the PPU policy, notification to insurers does not have to be in writing in the first instance. If necessary, the PPU Crisis Response Team will advise the insurer of your case following your contact with the Crisis Line staff.
PPU members are entitled to be represented by their chosen union, whether recognised or not.
PPU representatives are fully credited, with an impressive record of successfully representing our members in disputes that can arise from disciplinaries and grievances.
Email the PPU Crisis Response Team.
Contact the PPU Crisis Response Team members (from the Members' Welfare & Benefits Task Group), who will then take "ownership" of your case.
Call you for further information and advise as required.
If necessary, they will also contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Crisis Line, seek legal advice, and contact insurers on your behalf.
Representation at statutory, private and/or public enquiries.
Personal Injury claims against third parties.
Full details are contained in the Group Commercial Legal Expenses Insurances Policy found on the sign-up page here.
Included in the Legal Expenses Insurances Policy cover is a 24/7 helpline for legal advice on personal matters.
Currently, due to restrictions imposed by insurers, this policy only covers members who are domiciled in the EEA (including the UK). Insurers advise that they do not consider the CIs, IOM or Gibraltar to be in either the EEA or UK.
Please contact the PPU directly if these territorial restrictions affect you.
“From the moment my situation presented itself, the PPU were immediately available to me. They gave me incisive advice on how best to proceed in the first instance, and thereafter they have been with me every step of the way.”
“I have never felt, at any time, that I could not just pick up the phone and seek advice or reassurance. Their access to respected experts in their field is, in my opinion, unparalleled.”
“To be a member of any other union is, given my recent experience with The PPU, a risk that no rational person should take.”.
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