Need to make a Gravesham workplace injury claim?
Hand arm vibration syndrome, often referred to as HAVS, is the name of a condition formerly known as vibration white finger syndrome. If you’re suffering and need to make a Gravesham workplace injury claim call Accident Advice Helpline.
HAVS occurs as a result of the prolonged use of vibrating machinery and power tools, such as pneumatic drills, chainsaws, wrenches and more.
The prolonged, unprotected use of these machines can cause nerve damage, starting in the fingers, which can make them appear white in colour. Aside from causing a loss of feeling in the fingers, this condition can present itself in the arms as well.
In order to prevent HAVS, your employer is responsible for ensuring you have frequent breaks when using vibrating machinery and that you are doing so with the right protective equipment. The tools you are using must also be in safe working condition.
If you feel in any way that your employer has neglected the duty to provide a safe working environment, you could be entitled to make a Gravesham workplace injury claim.
How do I know if I can make a claim for HAVS?
In order to be eligible to make a claim, the condition must have onset within the past three years and you should be able to show evidence that supports you were not at fault.
If there is video, photographic or documented evidence that shows your employer neglected to take all the necessary precautions to safeguard you, this will strengthen your claim.
If you have questions about whether or not you can make a claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in the country, we have over fifteen years experience handling cases involving HAVS. We have helped many employees take on their employers and receive, what is in many cases, a substantial sum in compensation.
What do I have to do to get an accident claim started?
To start your claim, find out if you qualify along with how much you could stand to receive by filling in our online claims calculator.
With this tool, you can see right away how much you may be entitled to receive. This amount can vary depending on the severity of your condition, along with any financial implications it may have.
In some cases, HAVS can warrant thousands of pounds being awarded. There is no obligation to proceed once you have obtained a quote, but we have a nationwide team of lawyers available if you wish to do so.
How do I find out more?
If you are thinking about making a claim, don’t put it off. To find out if you could be the recipient of compensation with help from Accident Advice Helpline, contact us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown