Handheld Tool Injuries Compensation
Accidents at work can be extremely serious and, in many cases, lead to serious injuries. In addition to immediate injuries, regular use of handheld tools has been proven to lead to hand tremors. Whatever kind of handheld tool injuries you’ve suffered, Tylers Solicitors is here for you. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
The level of compensation that you receive will be dependent on the severity of your issues. The daily use of handheld tools can lead to serious, long-term issues even without obvious injuries. Whether you’re suffering from hand tremors or you’ve suffered lacerations from handheld tools, you may require compensation. In most cases, these incidents and injuries are due to ineffective training and improper safety precautions.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee personal injury specialists can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you have a viable claim, we will work with you to take on former employers, current employers and anyone else responsible for your handheld tool injuries. Our no-win, no-fee legal specialists can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
What are Handheld Tool Injuries?
Injuries from handheld tools can be caused in practically any workplace. Any injury which involves the use of a handheld power tool can be classified as a handheld tool injury. These are normally a result of human error, mechanical defects or using the tools on incorrect materials. In addition to the more severe, immediately noticeable injuries, there is the risks associated with long-time use.
If you are required to operate handheld tools on a regular basis, you may develop hand tremors. These issues can have a serious impact on your life. In the worst circumstances, they can prevent you from driving, working or enjoying social activities.
Over the years, our experienced personal injury legal team have dealt with all kinds of injuries. Injuries following handheld tools are a serious problem which can have long-term effects on your life. Thanks to the no-win, no-fee legal service that we provide, you’ll be able to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
Common Questions Regarding Handheld Tool Injuries in the UK:
What are the Most Common Causes of Handheld Tools Injuries?
Handheld tools can cause a wide range of serious injuries. Some of these damages can lead to serious, long-term issues. The most common causes of injury from handheld tools can include:
- Human Error, often due to improper training.
- Mechanical Failures.
- Extended Use.
What Handheld Tools Can Cause Serious Injuries?
Any kind of industrial handheld tool can lead to serious injuries. Some of the most common kinds of power tools which can cause serious damages include:
- Disc Cutters.
- Angle Grinders.
- Hammer Drills.
- Heat Guns.
- Rivet and Screw Guns.
- Pneumatic Wrenches.
What Kinds of Injuries are Common with Handheld Tools?
Handheld tools can cause a wide range of injuries. It is common for operators to lose fingers, hands and entire limbs to power tools. Lacerations to arms, legs and hands are common. It is also possible be blinded by sparks and chips.
Can Handheld Tool Injuries Be Fatal?
Yes. Power tools are serious pieces of industrial equipment. If used incorrectly, they can be fatal. In some cases, power tools have caused death to their operators. It is also possible for handheld tools to be fatal to people working nearby.
How to Prevent Handheld Tool Injuries?
There are several ways you can work to prevent injuries from handheld tools. These can include:
- Clamp the Working Material.
- Don’t use Power Tools while exhausted.
- Use Goggles.
- Never Disable Safety Features.
- Avoid Ricochets, Sparks and Wood/Metal Chips.
What are Hand Tremors?
Hand tremors are a health condition which can be mild or serious. Hand tremors are the unintentional movement or shaking of your hand. You will not be able to control them and, in many cases, can make precisely controlled movement impossible.
Why do Handheld Tools Cause Hand Tremors?
Regular use of handheld tools can lead to serious damage to your nerve endings. This can lead to HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome). Using power tools for many hours, or daily, can cause a great deal of damage which is, sometimes, irreparable.
Who is Vulnerable to Hand Tremors?
Anyone who regularly uses handheld power tools is vulnerable to hand tremors. If you regularly handle any of the following tools, then you are likely to be vulnerable:
- Concrete Breakers.
- Sanders, Grinders and Cutters.
- Hammer Drills.
- Chipping Hammers.
- Powered Mowers.
Can Hand Tremors Be Treated?
Hand tremors can be treated with medication. However, this will only cause the tremor to lesson. It is unlikely medication will deal with hand tremors altogether. In the most extreme cases, some kinds of tremors may need to be treated with surgery.
Who Will Be Responsible for Handheld Tool Injuries?
The person responsible for the injury will depend on the situation. If you haven’t received the correct training, the right safety gear or are unable to take regular breaks, then your employers could responsible for your injury.
Can I Make A Compensation Claim Following Handheld Tool Injuries?
Yes, you can! If you’ve sustained injury due to handheld power tools that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive Following Handheld Tool Injuries?
When you work with Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. The level of compensation that you receive will be dependent on the severity of your issues. This can include the trauma that you initially suffered, in addition to any long-term health concerns.
Over the years, our experienced team of legal experts have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation that they are entitled to. If you’ve suffered any power tool injury in the workplace, our team are here for you. So long as the injury wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation which will help you move on with your life. This can not only help you to recover from your injury but can also allow you to deal with any long-term disabilities or issues.
Handheld Tool Injuries Compensation Amounts
Any kind of handheld tool injury, from amputation and laceration to hand tremors, can be extremely serious. If you’re looking for hand arm vibration syndrome compensation, our expert team are here to help. These issues can develop over many years; as such, the compensation you could receive will need to be high enough to represent the impairment you’ll be forced to deal with.
The amount of compensation that you will receive will depend on the severity of your condition. A barely noticeable hand tremor, for example, will not require as much compensation as one which makes driving impossible. Similarly, lacerations to your hand will not be worth as much as limb amputations. Just because your injury may not be worth as much compensation as other injuries doesn’t mean that you should neglect to make a compensation claim. In addition to the injury itself, you may also be able to make successful claims for lost wages and the level of negligence displayed towards you.
|Types of Handheld Tool Injuries||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Minor Hand Injuries||Hand injuries involving lacerations or crushing, with pain lasting no more than a few months.||£1,000 to £3,800.|
|Minor Hand Injuries with Ongoing Symptoms||Deeper cuts to the hand, crush fractures and boxer fractures. These also require ongoing symptoms of pain.||£3,900 to £11,700.|
|Hand Injuries with Ongoing Symptoms||Hand injuries leading to permanent, ongoing disabilities. This can often include a reduced ability to grip.||£11,800 to £54,000.|
|Injury to Both Hands with Ongoing Symptoms||Hand injuries leading to permanent, ongoing disabilities. Can include a reduced ability to grip in both hands.||£49,000 to £74,000.|
|Amputation of One or Both Hands||If the damage to your hands is so severe that one or both need to be amputated.||£84,000 to £177,000.|
What Kinds of Handheld Tools Injuries Can I Claim For?
No matter what kind of injuries you have sustained, you will be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. From minor lacerations and damages to amputation, you may require the compensation to move on with your life. Whether you’ve suffered while operating a handheld machinery, or due to someone else’s negligence, you will be able to make a direct claim for compensation.
Thanks to our team of experienced no-win, no-fee solicitors, you’ll be able to make a direct claim for compensation against the party responsible. If you’ve suffered any handheld injury that wasn’t your fault, contact our team today. We will work with you to understand if you have a viable claim. If you do, we will help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life.
Important Information About Handheld Tools Injuries and Hand Tremors in the UK:
- NHS Choices: Amputation
- NHS Choices: Tremor or Shaking Hands
- Health and Safety Executive: Hand-Arm Vibration at Work
For Handheld Tool Injuries Compensation, Contact Tylers Solicitors
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of legal experts can deliver a comprehensive range of no-win, no-fee legal services. We can help you to get the accident at work or personal injury compensation that you are entitled to. We will work with you to help you understand if you have a viable case. If you do, we will fight on your behalf against the party responsible to help you get the compensation and justice that you need.
Over the years, our team have worked to help all kinds of parties get the compensation they are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered serious lacerations or amputations, get in touch with our experienced team today.
For more information on our personal injury legal services, get in touch today. We can deliver a complete range of accident at work legal services. You can get in touch with our industry-leading team of personal injury experts by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them through to our team directly via our simple online contact form.