Under the Health and Safety at Work Act your employer must protect you from any health risks in the workplace.
One of these measures is ensuring you have enough breaks from repetitive tasks to avoid causing a repetitive strain injury.
If you use a vibrating tool at work, you could be at risk of vibration white finger otherwise known as hard-arm vibration syndrome or other injuries such as bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar neuropathy.
Employers have a duty of care to train their employees and provide them with protection from conditions like these, but this does not always happen.
Am I at risk?
If you work or have worked with the following tools you could be at risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome:
- Concrete breakers, concrete pokers
- Sanders, grinders, disc cutters
- Hammer drills
- Chipping hammers
- Chainsaws, brush cutters, hedge trimmers
- Powered mowers
- Scabblers or needle guns
If you or a loved one have suffered from repetitive strain injuries such as bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and vibration white finger caused by your working conditions, our solicitors could help you make a compensation claim.
And because we’re experts in vibration injuries, we’ll make the claims process as simple as possible and may be able to represent you on a no win, no fee basis.
Contact us on 0808 274 6197 for a free consultation.