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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

 

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) & Vibration White Finger (VWF)

If you believe that you are suffering with Vibration White Finger (VWF), which is also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), as a result of your work you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. These types of claims also include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This condition is caused by the use of vibratory tools and equipment which is widely used in industry. The use of these types of tools over a long period of time can cause the conditions.
The most common symptom of the conditions is a feeling of tingling in your fingers. This is commonly accompanied by a numbing sensation and loss of colour in your fingers. As the condition advances many will lose the strength in the grip of the hand affected. If you use vibratory equipment and are experiencing any of these symptoms you may be suffering from vibration white finger and should seek medical advice immediately. If you are suffering from the condition it is important that your use of vibratory equipment is stopped as the longer you use the tools the worse your condition can get.

If you believe that you are suffering from vibration white finger as a result of your work you should seek legal advice quickly. There are important time limits, which are governed by law, which govern disease litigation claims and it is important that if you feel you have a claim you pursue the claim within this time frame to ensure your claim is not statue barred. Please contact us to see if we can help.

In addition to pursuing a typical compensation claim for VWF the team may be able to help you apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

VWF is a prescribed disease covered by the scheme. If you fulfill the criteria you may be eligible to receive a weekly payment from the Government. Claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit can be made in addition to a claim for compensation or as a stand alone application. Successful applications can result in a payment within two to three months.

If you think that you may be entitled to make a claim for either civil compensation or would like to apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit please contact us for free, no obligation advice. If we think that you have a good claim we will offer to represent you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

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