Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS):
What is Hand arm vibration syndrome?
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (also referred to as HAVS) is an industrial injury which mostly affects those who operate vibrating machinery and such. It is where the blood vessels in the finger/ hand compress and reduce the blood flow. The condition can affect the blood vessels, nerves, joints and muscles in the arms, hands and wrists. If you or anyone you know are diagnosed as suffering from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome due to the use of vibrating power tools at work, you could make a Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome claim for compensation.
During the era of the 1970’s it was acknowledged that power tools with vibration could eventually cause Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and thus a duty of care was established on employers to protect their workers from this risk.
Over the years, many victims have made successful entitlements of compensation. Hand-arm vibration syndrome, or HAVS, is a debilitating condition that affects the supply of blood and nerves to the fingers. It causes tingling, numbness and whitening of the skin, and employees in the following industries are mostly at risk:
- Road maintenance
- Grounds maintenance
If you require any help, guidance or advice regarding a personal injury claim for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Compensation, you can contact Grieves Solicitors, as we will only be too happy to help.
What are the causes of Hand arm vibration syndrome?
HAVS is an industrial injury which mostly affects those who operate vibrating machinery and such, certain industries in particular have given rise to loads of claims is the coal mining industry. Those most at risk from developing HAVS are those who use vibrating power tools or machines regularly, examples include:
- Pneumatic drills.
- Concrete breakers.
- Hammer drills.
- Hedge trimmers.
How much could you claim for hand arm vibration syndrome?
Compensation can be claimed for the condition depending on severity, age of victim, residual hand function and whether or not one or both hands are affected.
Longstanding work vibration injury: £7,500 to £25,000
The total amount of compensation you receive also depends on aspects of special damages, which includes financial loss and expenses which you may have endured as a consequence of the injury, these have yet still to be considered. Therefore it is significant for you to contact Grieves Solicitors for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.
Get in touch:
If you are suffering with hand arm vibration syndrome and are thinking about making a claim for compensation, the solicitors at Grieves are on hand to provide free, comprehensive legal advice.
If you are suffering with hand arm vibration syndrome and are thinking about making a claim for compensation, the solicitors at Grieves are on hand to provide free, comprehensive legal advice. Call us today on 0800 0747 644, or complete the claim form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.