What exactly is hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)?
More and more people nowadays are suffering from HAVS. Hand arm vibration syndrome is caused when the nerves and blood vessels in an individual’s arms, hands and fingers are damaged because of the vibrations from equipment such as power tools and vibrating electricals. The longer someone works with vibration tools throughout their career, the more risk they are at in developing HAVS. There are many symptoms of HAVS and they can vary greatly from one sufferer to the
next. It’s also not uncommon for symptoms to start to show months after using hand or arm vibration tools. In some extreme cases of the disease, a person’s hands may become permanently damaged which sadly can result in disability. This may result in the individual may not be able to perform certain tasks such as fastening buttons or clasps.
Many sufferers develop HAVS through their place of work and if their job involves operating hand-held vibrating tools, it’s important that they are properly looked after by their employers. If this sounds like something you have experienced – not being looked after or supported properly in the work place – you could be entitled to make a compensation claim through a personal injury lawyer in Trinity.
Top tips for staying HAVS free in your work place
It has been common knowledge since 1976 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 more common tools that can cause of HAVs include:
- Pneumatic drills
- Sanding machines
Do you live in Trinity? Have you been diagnosed with Hand Arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)? If so, fret not. We can match you with a personal injury lawyer in Trinity who will do their utmost to help you file a claim for compensation.
Don’t hesitate to start your claim with the best personal injury lawyer in Trinity
Need the best personal injury lawyer in Trinity? But worried about affording the legal fees? 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 help you claim through a personal injury lawyer in Trinity, or other lawyers if you reside elsewhere. We hold strong expertise in handling claims for HAVS injuries, but we are also just as able to look after you if you have been injured through other accidents. You can call our free phone number from a landline on 0800 180 4123 where you can speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisers. If calling from a mobile, the number is 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, a member of the team can call you back with details of the best personal injury lawyer Trinity can offer you, if you text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. You could also have a look on our website which contains various customer testimonials and important claiming information.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown