Hand Arm Vibration
Hand-arm vibration syndrome, also known as vibration white finger, is a common industrial injury caused by regular and extended use of vibrating tools.
Who is at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome?
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) can develop in people who have regular extended use of vibrating tools, such as chipping hammers, chainsaws, grinders, pneumatic drills and jackhammers.
HAVS affects the joints, blood vessels and nerves around the hand and wrist. The most common symptoms are a tingling, numbness or pain in the fingers, and sometimes a loss of dexterity in the hands, making it hard to grip.
Continued use of vibrating tools can cause the symptoms to get worse – numbness can become permanent, for example.
Who can make a claim for hand-arm vibration syndrome?
If you have been diagnosed with HAVS or vibration white finger in the last 3 years as a result of using power tools and vibrating machinery at work, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation.
How do you claim for hand-arm vibration syndrome?
After being diagnosed with HAVS, it is important to get in touch with Birchall Blackburn Law today to start your claim. Call our team on Freephone 0800 783 8485 or fill in our contact form here and we will get in touch with you.
Our experienced hand-arm vibration syndrome solicitors and industrial disease team will guide you through the personal injury and civil compensation claims process, taking on all responsibility to let you focus on what is important.
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