HAVS/VWF Compensation

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.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs)/Vibration White Finger (VWF) Injury Claims

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.

Key Information:

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?

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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.

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Case Example

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.

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Gavin Evans | Partner &  Head of Industrial Disease | Simpson Millar LLP

Gavin Evans
Partner, Head of Industrial Disease

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