Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), more commonly known as Vibration White Finger (VWF), is a condition caused by the frequent prolonged use of hand-held vibrating tools. The crucial factor is the level of vibration and the length of time you used the tools for.
If you have been diagnosed or have the symptoms of VWF which you developed through prolonged work with vibrating tools, you could be entitled to make an industrial injury claim.
VWF is often experienced by those working in construction, ironworks, road maintenance and vehicle repairs. It can be caused by any type of vibrating tool and can be a long-lasting condition, with long-term debilitating effects in extreme cases. It affects the blood vessels, joints and nerves of the hand and once developed, there can be little done to treat it medically.
Examples of handheld tools that can cause VWF are:
The most common symptoms of VWF include:
Once the nerves or nerve fibres in your hand have been damaged, they can’t be repaired, leaving you with lack of sensitivity, aches and pains and reduced blood flow.
If you think you have VWF, you should contact one of our expert solicitors who can guide you through the whole claim-making process and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
At MRH Solicitors we have a dedicated team with over 90 years combined experience of pursuing claims for compensation against negligent employers on behalf of people diagnosed with industrial diseases.
We use only the leading medical experts and care professionals in every claim to ensure compensation is maximised for you. Our experts will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve with minimal inconvenience to you.
Contact the industrial disease team at MRH Solicitors on 01204 535 333 or fill out our online form today.