Suffering from HAVS and need the best lawyer West Frome can offer?
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (also known as HAVS for short) is caused when the nerves and blood vessels in the fingers are damaged because of the vibrations from power tools and vibrating electricals. The longer you work with vibration tools, the more risk you have of developing HAVS.
If you currently reside in West Frome and have sadly been diagnosed with HAVS, we can source the best lawyer West Frome has to help you claim for compensation. The symptoms of HAVS depend a lot on what caused the injury and vary from one sufferer to the next. In some extreme cases, a person’s hands may end up permanently damaged which could result in disability; the person may not be able to perform certain tasks such as fastening buttons or clasps. If you have experienced HAVS because your job involves operating hand-held machinery, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim with the best lawyer West Frome can offer for your specific case. Some of the most common symptoms of HAVS are losing the feeling in your fingertips and experiencing pins and needles. Both of these can lead to extremely poor circulation.
You should be protected in your place of work
Since 1976, it has been established that prolonged use of vibrating tools can cause HAVS. Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect you from developing medical issues such as HAVS. Some of the ways your employer should look after you are;
- Make sure you have regular breaks from using the tools
- Provide you with safety equipment, i.e. anti-vibration gloves
- Provide the correct tools
- Keep tools well maintained
- Provide appropriate training on how to use tools.
Some of the tools that can cause HAVS are;
- Pneumatic drills
If you haven’t been looked after properly while using the above tools in your place of work, there is a very high chance you could be entitled to claim through the best lawyer West Frome can offer for HAVS sufferers.
Don’t hesitate to start your claim
When claiming for HAVS compensation, our lawyers always work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so if you don’t win your claim, you pay nothing. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you claim through a lawyer West Frome based, or further afield. We have a particular expertise in handling claims for HAVS injuries, but we are also just as adept at looking after those who sustain any of the many other no-fault accidents that take place. You can call our free phone number from a landline, on 0800 180 4123 where you can speak to one of our friendly advisers, or if you wish to call from a mobile, call on 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, a member of the team can call you back if you text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. You could also have a look on our website which contains various customer testimonials and claiming information.