What is hand arm vibration syndrome?
Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a condition that develops over time as a result of prolonged use of vibrating machinery.
If you use pneumatic drills or other vibration machinery at work, your employer is responsible for ensuring you have the adequate anti-vibration safety equipment. This should be in addition to frequent breaks from using the machinery.
Failure to do so can result in the onset of this painful condition, which manifests in the fingers, hands and arms. Symptoms of HAVS include muscle weakness, pain and a “tingling” sensation in the fingers and hands, difficulty gripping objects, numbness and other unpleasant sensations.
It is estimated that one in ten people working with vibrating machinery will develop hand arm vibration syndrome. You might have succumbed to this condition and believe your employer to be at fault. If this is the case, you could be eligible to claim Gedling accident at work compensation.
If you’re thinking about claiming workplace injury compensation, reach out to Accident Advice Helpline. We give advice and legal representation that you can count on. Unlike a claims management company, we are not a middleman. We are a full service, nationwide law firm with over fourteen years of experience, specialising in the personal injury sector. With the assistance of a dedicated workplace injury lawyer, you can minimise the stress involved with making a claim. Additionally, you can maximise the chances of a successful settlement.
How much Gedling accident at work compensation could you receive for HAVS?
The amount your claim could be worth will depend on a number of factors.
You don’t have to come into offices, or fill in extensive forms, to get an idea of what you could be entitled to with Accident Advice Helpline. We make it easy to see what you could be owed, thanks to our thirty-second online claims calculator.
You simply enter a few details about your case, and see a rough estimate almost instantly. You can also call our helpline to get connected to an experienced claims adviser, who will assess your case. We have handled a number of successful cases involving HAVS previously. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure your claim results in a swift payout.
If you have suffered the onset of hand arm vibration syndrome within the past three years, you could be eligible for Gedling accident at work compensation. You may be able to prove that the negligence of your employer caused this condition to onset. If this is the case, don’t miss out on your rights – take action, and make a fast claim for compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. To find out more about enlisting the help of one of our experienced, affordable personal injury lawyers, call us today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: David Brown