HAVS & VWF Compensation Claims
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), is a work related industrial injury caused by excessive exposure to vibrating handheld machinery. If you have been exposed to large amounts of vibrating machinery at your workplace and have developed HAVS as a result then you may be able to make a work related compensation claim. Our HAVS compensation solicitors specialise in claims for HAVS.
Excessive periods of exposure to powerful handheld tools can damage blood vessels and nerves in the hands, arms and fingers, which can lead to HAVS.
For a free initial phone consultation with one of our expert HAVS compensation solicitors, call us now on 01507 609027.
Who can Claim HAVS Compensation?
If you have worked with handheld machinery at work and are now experiencing problems with your hands and fingers then you may be able to make a HAVS related claim for financial compensation.
Our HAVS compensation solicitors have many years experience in representing clients in claims for HAVS and have represented clients from a wide range of industries, including:
- Gangermen and labourers
- Shop fitters
- Garden maintenance
- Groundworkers and banksman
- Road workers
- Utilities workers
If you have been exposed to vibrating handheld tools and have developed problems with your hands then please contact our HAVS compensation solicitors as soon as possible to discuss a potential HAVS compensation claim.
What type of tools can cause HAVS?
Our HAVS compensation solicitors have helped hundreds of clients with compensation claims and recognise the tools that can lead to the development of the industrial disease.
These tools include:
- German Jiggers and SP9’s
- Jackhammers, jigger picks and concrete breakers
- Hammer drills, rotary drills, SDS drills, core drills and combo drills
- Angle grinders (Makita), whackers and steel chisels
- Petrol engine saws, rip saws and chainsaws
- Strimmers, mowers and blowers
These tools produce large amounts of vibration and many employers may find themselves falling foul of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 by exposing their workforce, for just a few hours exposure a day. There are strict legal obligations placed on employers to provide protection in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), rotating workforces and regular breaks, risk assessments, and adequate training for their staff. If these obligations are not upheld then employees may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you know that you have worked with any of the tools listed on this page, or other powerful handheld machinery and are now experiencing problems with your hands or fingers, contact us on 01507 609027 to discuss a potential HAVS compensation claim with our experts.
How to Claim for HAVS
Our expert HAVS compensation solicitors at Nigel Askew make the claim process as simple as possible and are pleased to offer a free initial phone consultation.
Our HAVS solicitors will start by taking a detailed account of your work history and build a picture of where you have been exposed to vibration. We will be able to quickly establish the prospects of a successful claim during our initial call and let you know there and then if we think you might be able to make a potential claim.
Contact us today to find out if we can help you claim compensation for HAVS.
Contact our HAVS compensation solicitors now
The solicitors at Nigel Askew specialise in acting for clients in HAVS compensation claims. We have many years experience in dealing with claims of this nature and are passionate about achieving justice for our clients.
We fund all of our HAVS claims using No Win No Fee agreements so you don’t have to pay any upfront costs to get your HAVS claim up and running.
If you would like to speak with a solicitor who specialises in HAVS claims, then please call us on 01507 609027 now or alternatively send an online enquiry using the form on the right of this page.
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