Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) compensation

Here at AWH we have helped many people pursue hand arm vibration syndrome claims. We understand the ways in which the condition can have an impact on your life, which is why we want to help you claim compensation. If you have developed hand arm vibration syndrome as a direct result of your job, we could help you.

Do you frequently work with vibratory tools and suffer from tingling and/or numbness in your lower arms and hands? You may have HAVS, and we may be able to help you claim compensation. The following machinery is most likely to cause HAVS:

  • Pneumatic and hammer drills
  • Chainsaws and jigsaws
  • Jackhammers
  • Concrete breakers and pokers
  • Brush cutters
  • Powered sanders and polishers
  • Angle grinders
  • Powered lawnmowers, strimmers and trimmers

We could help you if you work with any of the above on a regular basis and are suffering from symptoms of hand arm vibration syndrome.

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Have I got hand arm vibration syndrome?

Have you got a tingling or numb feeling in your fingers and arms? Do you also use, or have you in the past used, any of the vibratory tools listed above?

You might have hand arm vibration syndrome.

It can be a painful and debilitating condition which can interrupt your personal life as well as your work life. You might be unable to carry out everyday tasks due to your discomfort.

You might notice a difference in your symptoms when the temperature or weather changes. Your symptoms might worsen in winter, for example.

Our specialist HAVS solicitors could help you pursue a compensation claim against your employer if they have neglected to provide you with adequate equipment or protection which has led to the development of your HAVS.

You deserve to be able to move forward with your life, and not let your condition take over. We can help you do that.

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What is hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)?

HAVS can affect many different aspects of the body such as the nerves, joints and muscles. In nearly all cases one of the main indications is white fingers. Like vibration white finger, HAVS can be very painful and disrupt your day-to-day life.

You may still be suffering from HAVS, even if your fingers aren’t displaying whiteness. You may be experiencing tingling and numbness of the lower arm and hands, affecting your ability to grip and lift tools at work.

Our clients have often found symptoms occur mostly during the working day and would generally last for half an hour or longer after using their tools. They found shaking their hands helps to relieve the aching and tingling.

Does this sound familiar? Then you may be suffering from hand arm vibration syndrome.

If your employer is at fault for you developing the illness, we can help you hold them accountable.

You don’t have to suffer any longer – our team have plenty of experience working with people just like you to achieve the end result they need to move forward with their lives.

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Hand arm vibration syndrome causes

Frequent use of vibratory tools or machinery can lead to HAVS developing. It can damage nerves, blood vessels and joints in your hands and arms.

Equipment such as chainsaws, angle grinders and jackhammers can often restrict blood flow into your hands, which can give your fingers a white appearance.

It’s your employer’s responsibility to provide you with functional protection and giving you enough breaks if you use any vibratory tools during working hours.

You might be given protective gloves to wear, which your employer is responsible for ensuring are up to standard.

If your employer hasn’t done everything they can to stop you suffering from HAVS, and this has caused you to develop the condition, we could help you pursue a claim for compensation.

We have helped many hand arm vibration syndrome sufferers claim against their employers and receive the compensation they need to get back on their feet.

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Hand arm vibration syndrome symptoms

If you aren’t sure if you are suffering from HAVS, there are a few symptoms which will present themselves to watch out for, such as:

  • Pain in hands, fingers and arms
  • Swelling and throbbing in your fingers
  • Numbness, tingling and pain in your fingers, hands and arms
  • Lack of strength and grip in your hands

You might begin to have trouble picking up small objects and holding on to things. This can interfere with your home life, and may also stop you from working.

You should report any symptoms you start to have to your employer, giving them the chance to take action regarding your condition before it becomes too severe.

If they fail to act and your condition develops or worsens because of your job, our specialist solicitors can help you pursue a claim.

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Hand arm vibration solicitors

With us, pursuing a compensation claim for hand arm vibration syndrome is simple. From our years of experience, we know just how to put you at ease from start to finish, ensuring that you receive only the best quality legal advice.

We’ll be by your side throughout your claim, supporting and guiding you, and answering any questions you have along the way.

Our team can help you if you’ve developed or noticed hand arm vibration syndrome symptoms in the past two-and-a-half year and can prove that they have been caused or worsened by your job.

We will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve so that you can enter the future without financial stress.

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