How much is Vibration White Finger / Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Worth?
How much are claims for Vibration White Finger / Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) worth? This turns upon the seriousness of the injury. Awards for damages for pain and suffering (excluding financial losses – which can be substantial) can be in the region of of £23,000 The “date of knowledge” of employers is generally taken as the 1st of January 1976 – after the publication of the work “Vibration White Finger in Industry” and after the issuing of the Bristish Standard DD43. Where there has been exposure caused by a number of employees, the contribution of each employer to the overall condition has to be assessed – and damages payable, apportioned. This assumes though, that each employer can be held liable for the development of the condition.