Professional Negligence Solicitor, Lee Dawkins, reports on the Vibration White Finger Claims.

It is estimated that up to 60,000 coal miners in Britain are entitled to receive White Finger compensation for undersettlement of injury claims involving the medical condition known as Vibration White Finger, or VWF. 

Over ½ million miners have received Vibration White Finger compensation from British Coal Board and subsequent private mine owners under a special coal health compensation scheme. 

The coal health compensation scheme was designed to compensate mine workers who contracted hand injuries as a result of using vibrating tools and vibrating work equipment. 

However, it has been discovered that tens of thousands of those Vibration White Finger claims have been undersettled, resulting in professional negligence claims being brought by the miners against the solicitors who dealt with the VWF cases. 

The negligent solicitors are being accused of failing to claim full compensation for “services” that the miners will require in the future as a result of suffering VWF.  These services include gardening and do-it-yourself (DIY).  The value of these services can be substantial, with the yearly loss mounting up over time.  Lawyers who represented coal miners in the original VWF cases estimate that the value of the future services claims can average up to £50,000. 

Any miner or coal worker who feels that a claim for services was not pursued in their VWF case (or thinks that their Vibration White Finger claim was undercompensated) should call our VWF Professional Negligence Hotline on 0808 139 1595 for a free assessment. 

We undertake all solicitors’ negligence cases involving VWF claims on a no win, no fee basis.  Under our special VWF professional negligence no win, no fee scheme we will fund all expenses and disbursements, which means there is nothing to pay up front.  It is a genuine no win - no cost arrangement. 

And remember, we are professional negligence specialists.  Our lawyers have years of experience of dealing with professional negligence and solicitors’ negligence claims.  We also have a large personal injury department so our professional negligence lawyers are able to draw on the expertise of our personal injury team when bringing a professional negligence claim involving VWF negligence. 

Our expertise and experience in the area of professional negligence and solicitors’ negligence has earned us widespread recognition and we are recommended by the influential Legal 500 Directory as one of the country’s leading professional negligence practices. 

For a free assessment of your VWF claim contact us now on 0808 139 1595 or email Lee Dawkins at lee.dawkins@sleeblackwell.co.uk