HAVS symptoms may continue to worsen if you carry on working with heavy, vibrating equipment such as pneumatic drills. A person with HAVS may also develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which leads to a person experiencing a pins and needles sensation in the wrists or fingers and can require surgery known as a carpal tunnel release.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, nearly 2 million people in the UK are at risk of HAVS, which it describes as a “serious and disabling” condition.
How Simpson Millar Can Help You
Our Industrial Disease Solicitors can carry out an investigation to see if your employer could and should have had a safer system of working in place. If our Solicitors believe your employer has been negligent and you’ve been put at risk in the workplace, we may be able to help you claim compensation from their employer's liability insurance policy.
We can also work with specialist medical experts to put together a medical report outlining what rehabilitation and additional treatment may be needed, and how your employment prospects have been affected both now and in the future. These costs along with any past and future loss of earnings may then be included in your compensation claim.