Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Compensation Claim (HAVS)
If you work with hand-held or hand-guided power tools for more than a few hours each day, you risk damaging the nerves, blood vessels and joints in your hands, wrists and arms.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is caused by exposure to vibrating work equipment, and damage to your hand, wrist or arm is usually permanent. The Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 were introduced to protect workers from vibration at work, and the risk of suffering HAVS, but it still occurs and you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if it happens to you.
Early signs and symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
- Tingling and numbness in the fingers
- Loss of feeling in your fingers
- Loss of strength in your hands
- In cold and wet weather, the tips of your fingers turn white, then red, and become painful
If you experience these symptoms and continue using vibrating tools, symptoms will worsen, and can include:
- permanent numbness in your hands
- difficulty picking up small objects
Vibration White Finger could occur more frequently and affect more fingers
What to do next?
If you are suffering from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) symptoms, you should make a claim for compensation. You will naturally have concerns about making a claim against your employer, but it is their legal duty to protect you at work and this condition is avoidable. They will have insurance in place to pay your compensation if you are successful.
How Tollers can help you
We will give you a no-obligation assessment of your claim and advise you on the chances of success. If we believe you have a good case, we can act on a risk-free ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
Talk to Tollers
Tollers Solicitors are experts in this field and can guide you through the claims process. We will explain the legal process clearly, including what you must prove for your Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) claim to be successful. Your claim will include compensation for the injury suffered and can include additional funds for private medical treatment, gratuitous or care, aids and equipment to improve your quality of life, and loss of income. As the claim progresses, we may be able to secure interim payments to pay for the above. Throughout your claim, we will apply our extensive expertise to achieve the best possible result for you. To talk to Tollers about a claim for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Compensation claim, get in touch.