The majority of people in the UK will not necessarily be aware of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as it mainly affects people who spend large amounts of time operating heavy vibration tools.

However, that is not to say it isn't a thoroughly unpleasant condition and one that more people should be conscious of. If you have suffered from this condition in the last three years and sustained it due to exposure to vibrating power tools at work, you may be able to make a vibration white finger claim. Read on to find out more...

What kind of tools can cause HAVS?

The most common cases of HAVS have been caused by prolonged exposure to the vibrations caused by tools such as:

How do I know if I have or have had HAVS?

In the majority of cases HAVS affects sufferers differently, but the most common areas where symptoms will be noticeable will be in the blood vessels, nerves, joints, and muscles in the arms, hands and wrists of the sufferer. Symptoms to look out for include:

What are my employer's obligations to me?

If you have to work with heavy vibrating equipment as part of your job then your employer is required by to protect you from being harmed. Therefore if you develop HAVS as a result of your working condition then you may be entitled to claim a substantial compensation payment.

At Manners Pimblett we will be able to handle your HAVS case quickly and efficiently, and help you on your way to claiming back some compensation for the discomfort you have suffered as the result of someone else's negligence.

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