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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

These can be complex cases.  Often exposure to vibration at work has occurred over many years and often whilst working for a variety of companies some of which may no longer exist.   You do need to speak to us as soon as possible to get advice.

Generally, to make a successful claim you will require to show, in the first instance, that you have HAVS which, on the balance of probabilities, has been caused by exposure to vibration at work.  Essentially this is a matter of a medical diagnosis against the background of an employment history where excessive exposure to vibration was known to have occurred.

At Sandgate Law we will listen to you, assess your case and provide an opinion on the prospects of successfully claiming compensation.  We will act on a legal aid basis and, where appropriate, on a no-win-no-fee basis.

You need to be aware that claims for HAVS, like all claims for damages relating to personal injury, are subject to possible time-bar.  This means that if you do not settle your claim or raise a court action within a prescribed period then you may be barred from making the claim.  Don’t delay and risk losing the possibility of making a claim.  Call Sandgate Law now and get advice.

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