In this case we acted for a man who worked for approximately twenty years for a local authority and who had to retire on ill-health grounds due to the onset of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. The authority denied liability on the basis that it had a robust health and safety regime and it was argued that the vibration levels were not enough to have put protective measures in place.
However, it was established that the employer had allowed tools to be brought in from outside which were not subjected to the proper tests. Furthermore the employer had failed to take account of the fact that the employee in question was particularly susceptible to developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome due to working in the sector for many years before his employment to the Defendant commenced.
We secured engineering evidence, evidence from a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and advice from specialist counsel. The defendants settled the case before it was due to go to trial in terms that were favourable to our client.
The Claimant received a significant compensation payment as well as a permanent ill-health early retirement pension.
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