Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome settlement
A man has received £10,000 in compensation after his hands were permanently damaged by prolonged use of vibrating tools at work. He was left with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) after working as a trackman for a number of rail companies. He used vibrating tools like rail disc cutters, impact wrenches and hammer guns while working on the railway lines. His employer admitted liability and settled the claim following court proceedings.
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