HAVS and VWF injury claims: How solicitors offer a vital second opinion
Have you been a victim of HAVS or VWF injuries? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Hartlepool explain what you can do if your union no longer assists or pursues your claim, and how a solicitor can help your case.
Mark Ellis of Tilly Bailey & Irvine has received an increasing number of enquiries from employees from the Liberty Steel Works/Tata Steel Works (Hartlepool) for the condition HAVS/VWF - Hand-arm vibration syndrome/vibration white finger.
He was interested to note that a number of those employees had made enquiries for such damages via their union and, surprisingly, the union advised they would no longer take on the case because they considered that they did not enjoy reasonable prospects of success.
Personal Injury expert Mark was able to take on a number of these cases and, in the latest two cases for HAVS/VWF, secure damages in excess of £50,000 for such Claimants.
Even if you have been advised by your union that the claim cannot be pursued it is always worthwhile seeking a second opinion. Alternative solicitors may take a different view as Mr Ellis did on these cases.