HAND-ARM VIBRATION SYNDROME
HAVS and Workers’ Compensation
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to vibration. People who work with vibrating tools, such as jackhammers, chainsaws, polishers, power jigsaws and sanders, are especially prone to developing this disorder.
If you or someone close to you has developed HAVS and is in need of workers’ compensation benefits, the attorneys at Martin Law are here to protect your rights. We have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation claims and appeals for clients throughout Pennsylvania.
Please contact us online or by telephone at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia hand-arm vibration syndrome lawyer.
Pennsylvania HAVS Disability Attorney
HAVS (also known as “vibration white finger”) is repetitive stress disorder that affects the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and joints. The best known symptom of HAVS is vibration-induced whiteness (VWF), a condition in which the fingers literally turn white.
Other symptoms of HAVS include:
- Cold sensation in the fingers
- Numbness in the fingertips
- Tingling in the fingers
- Throbbing pain in the fingers
Sufferers of HAVS often experience a loss of manual dexterity, making it difficult to handle small objects like nails and tacks. Additionally HAVS may also force a person to lose grip strength. Our lawyers understand the hardships facing those who have developed HAVS or VWF. We are prepared to help you with all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim or appeal.
Are you suffering from hand-arm vibration syndrome? Contact attorneys who understand the value of your disability claim and who will stand up for your PA Workers’ Compensation rights. We offer a free consultation, and there are no attorney fees for representing you in hearings or appeals unless we win your case.