How and Why you can Make a Claim
Since the mid 1970s it has been recognised that vibrating tools
could cause Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome/Vibration White Finger
and, therefore, a duty of care was placed on employers to protect their employees.
Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors has a highly experienced Occupational Disease Team
that can help you to claim compensation for this disease.
If you believe you are suffering with Vibration White Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration
Syndrome or have any of the symptoms outlined above and have worked
in an industry using vibrating tools you may be entitled to make a claim.
What do I need to prove?
In order to prove that there has been a breach in the duty of care it is necessary
to prove that a person has been exposed to a quantity of vibration
which was known at the relevant time to create a risk of injury
in most of the population.
Time limits for making a claim
Any claim for HAVS/VWF must be made within 3 years of the date
you knew or ought to have known that you were suffering with
the condition. It is, therefore, important that you contact a solicitor
as soon as possible to seek legal advice.
Why choose us?
Make a Compensation Claim
Simpson Millar LLP's specialist Team of dedicated and highly skilled
solicitors deal with HAVS and VWF claims frequently and will advise you fully and
help you to make a claim.
Call us now on 0808 129 3320 or use our free, no obligation, online
enquiry form and we will call you back.
Phillip Gower at Simpson Millar LLP has ‘vast experience, exercises sound judgement, and has an easy manner with his clients'. He has an excellent reputation for industrial disease work, particularly asbestos and hearing loss cases.
Legal 500 2014
Man receives compensation for VWF injury
Our client was employed between 1982 and April 2000 as a Pole Erector using a
Kanga Hammer and Hydravein. As a result of using this equipment he developed Vibration
White Finger. His employers never advised him of the Health and Safety
risks involved in the work he was undertaking, nor did they provide appropriate
training to minimise the risk to him or give regular check-ups to assess his situation.
He received £10,000 compensation.