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Ex-Miner wins victory over former solicitors for damages they failed to recover for vibration white finger

July 29, 2013 | Comments Off

In the first court decision of its kind a ex-miner has won damages in his claim against Raleys Solicitors for their professionally negligent advice in relation to his claim for compensation. Vibration White Finger is an industrial disease which he developed whilst working in the coal industry in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
The ex-miner made …

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Coalminer court actions set for ’special hearing’

May 4, 2011 | Comments Off

All pending court actions brought by former coalminers who allege their solicitors did not claim adequate government compensation on their behalf have been suspended pending a special hearing in April, the Gazette has learned.

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Jordans offers a ‘no win, no fee’ service for potential claimants.

February 13, 2010 | Comments Off

Thursday 28 January 2010 by James Dean
A Yorkshire firm has set up a new website to gather claims from former coal miners who believe that solicitors undersettled their original government compen­sation claims.
The site, Minerscompensationclaims.com, was launched in December by nine-partner firm Jordans. The website aims to gather previously settled claims from former miners for vibration …

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Miners in alert over payouts

February 5, 2010 | Comments Off

Hundreds of former miners from Wigan may have missed out on thousands of pounds in compensation.
A leading firm of personal injury specialists claims that some legal companies have been found to have prematurely accepted an inferior pay out from the Government.

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Firm launches website for ‘undersettled’ coal miner compensation claims

February 5, 2010 | Comments Off

A Yorkshire firm has set up a new website to gather claims from former coal miners who believe that solicitors undersettled their original government compen­sation claims.

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Miners urged to sue

January 22, 2010 | Comments Off

Hundreds of injured former coal miners are being rallied to sue their legal adviser in the first coordinated legal action for alleged under-settling of government compensation claims, the Gazette can reveal.

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Jordans Article – Wakefield and Castleford/Pontefract Express

November 19, 2009 | Comments Off

In the last 10 years many in the mining industry have claimed damages for Vibration White Finger, a condition that involves damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the fingers causing them to turn white due to reduced blood flow, become numb and tingly. The severity of the condition varied. In mild cases …

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Miners win negligence payouts from solicitors over coal health claims

August 6, 2009 | Comments Off

Injured miners who successfully sued their former solicitors for under-settling coal health compensation claims have won tens of thousands of pounds in settlements, it has emerged.

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Controversy continues over miners’ claims

July 30, 2009 | Comments Off

The work that solicitors have done under the mineworkers’ compensation scheme has attracted the attention of press, parliament and the public ever since details of wrongdoing began to emerge earlier this decade.

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Miners’ MP seeks probe into compensation payouts

July 30, 2009 | Comments Off

The new chair of the All-Party Coalfield Communities Group has called on the government to investigate whether wide variations in compensation paid to injured miners may be explained at least in part by bad advice from solicitors.

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