Raynauds Syndrome: How to know if you can claim compensation for vibration related conditions developed from work exposure
Raynauds Syndrome Question
Can I claim compensation for Raynauds Syndrome caused by vibrating machinery in the workplace?
I have been diagnosed with a medical condition known as Raynaud’s phenomenon and I wish to know whether it is possible to make a claim for compensation against my employer for industrial injury and if so how much I can claim.
Vibration Related Work Injury Solicitor Response
To decide if you can make a claim for Raynaud’s syndrome – you should consider the following:
1. Did your job entail the use of vibrating machinery?
Raynauds syndrome can be developed in many ways some of which are totally unrelated to the working environment.
Certain jobs, however, are known to cause Raynaud’s phenomenon, such as the use of vibrating tools or machinery.
See our vibration white finger compensation article to learn of other injuries vibrating tools can cause.
2. Medical expert evidence to show vibrating tools at work caused your Raynauds syndrome
If you did use vibrating tools at work – to prove your employer was at fault your solicitor would need to show that you had excessive exposure to vibration without adequate PPE (personal protection equipment).
In addition your solicitor would need to obtain a medical report from an independent consultant to show that it was the vibrating tools and not some other cause which lead you to develop Raynauds disease.
3. Compensation payout amounts for Raynaud’s Syndrome
See our hand arm vibration claim amounts article to see examples of how much compensation you can claim for Raynaud’s syndrome.
4. Free online specialist solicitor legal help
If you did use vibrating tools in the workplace and you wish to discuss your exposure or potential claim – we offer a number of online specialist solicitor free legal help options, which include asking a question, having your claim assessed or arranging for a callback to discuss your exposure and potential Raynauds syndrome compensation claim.