The legal services plan covers certain cases involving marital and domestic relations, real estate, wills, adoptions, small claims court, traffic offenses and non-felony criminal cases. The terms and conditions for these services are set forth in the legal services plan documents. Please call McEldrew Young at (215) 367-5151 to determine if you are eligible for representation in a particular case.
There is a long list of services that are not covered by the legal benefit. A few of the matters excluded from coverage are actions involving the Union or your Employer, disputes with fellow Union members, class action lawsuits, tax return preparation, bankruptcy proceedings, appeals, and services outside Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Fines, filing fees, expenses and costs are not covered. Services for the same action are not covered if they occur more than once in any 12-month period. Additional information about these and other exclusions can be found in the plan documents.
If you are a covered employee but the particular service you need is not covered by the plan, McEldrew Young attorneys may handle it at a discounted hourly rate. Personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice and catastrophic car accidents, is not a covered service but is handled on a contingent fee basis. There is no money required up front in personal injury cases and no fee unless McEldrew Young recovers on your behalf.