LEGAL EAGLE: How solicitors offer a vital second opinion on injury claims

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Hartlepool explain how consulting a personal injury solicitor for hand and arm injuries at work will help you get the result others may not allow you to contest.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 12:00 am
Getting a second opinion from a solicitor could help you get better financial results when injured at work.
Getting a second opinion from a solicitor could help you get better financial results when injured at work.

Have you been a victim of HAVS or VWF injuries? If your union no longer assists or pursues your claim, a second opinion from 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.

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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.

If you believe that you are impacted by the condition HAVS/VWF and if you believe that you have a claim please contact Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Hartlepool on 01429 264101.

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors is the largest law firm in Tees Valley, with offices across the North East. They have solicitors in Hartlepool, Wynyard, Barnard Castle, Middlesbrough and Stockton. And also serve clients in Durham, Teesside, Tees Valley, Newcastle, Yorkshire and more, even internationally.

Whatever advice you seek, whether it be for a house move, family matter, injury or negligence claim, will preparation, or advice on a business matter we are here to help. We're a very friendly firm, we certainly know our stuff, we get the job done and most importantly we put you, our client first.