Hand arm vibration syndrome is classed as an industrial injury and as such it is possible to make a claim for personal injury compensation if employer blame has been established for the injuries sustained.
See below for examples of the amount of compensation awarded to hand arm vibration sufferers where employer blame was established
£15,000 compensation for a construction worker that used hydraulic breakers and wacker plates and developed vibration white finger.
£10,000 injury compensation for a construction worker using pneumatic tools such as vibrating pokers, scrablers, whacker plates and kango hammers over a 20 year period who developed hand arm vibration syndrome.
£6,761 awarded to an employee of the National Coal Board that had hand arm vibration syndrome.
£4,000 out of court settlement to an engineering worker that used needle guns and grinders and developed vibration white finger.
£10,000 compensation awarded to a steel fabricator after he developed vibration white finger.
£20,000 injury compensation to a steel fabricator that used angle grinders on a daily basis after he developed a hand arm vibration syndrome condition.
If you believe that you have developed a hand arm vibration condition such as vibration white finger (VWF) or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) caused by your job or working environment then you may have a case to seek personal injury compensation from your employer. For more information see our page on hand arm vibration syndrome claims