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    •  Have you used hand held power tools in work performed with Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd?
    • Have you suffered injury to your hands as a result?

    If so, you may be able to pursue a No Win, No Fee claim for compensation.


    ‘Exposure to hand-arm vibration is a well-known risk which Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd failed to adequately control’ Christine Mellor: Health & Safety Executive Inspector


    Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd were recently fined £500,000 by the Health & Safety Executive for exposing workers to risk of hand injuries.


    Typical symptoms of those affected may include numbness, tingling, pins and needles and white patches in the hands and fingers. Symptoms such as these may mean that you are suffering from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or an associated injury such as Vibration White Finger (VWF) or Raynaud’s.


    If you have worked for Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd using hand held power tools  and suffer from such symptoms, please contact us on 0800 092 1443 for free and without obligation advice. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will call you back.


    Our specialist Solicitors have many years’ experience in pursuing claims for compensation for people who are suffering from HAVS, and other related conditions and will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the claims process.


    • No win, no fee guaranteed
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    • Speak direct to expert solicitors
    • Over 15 years’ experience


    Health & Safety Executive Investigation

    Many employees and contractors of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd regularly used hand held power tools such as hydraulic breakers and floor saws in their daily work duties.


    The company were under a legal duty to ensure that the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure experienced by using such tools were kept as low as reasonably practical.


    An investigation found shortcomings in the company’s conduct which meant they failed to achieve this and therefore breached the legal duty owed.


    In particular, it was found that Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd;


    • Failed to assess the risk to workers’ health
    • Failed to put in place and monitor suitable risk control measures
    • Failed to put in place a suitable system of health surveillance
    • Failed to report the significant number of employees diagnosed with HAVS


    These combined failings led to Court action being taken against the company. This resulted in a fine of £500,000 and led a Health & Safety Executive Inspector to comment;


    ‘This is a particularly serious case because of the extent and duration of failures. The breaches were repeated over several years and this resulted in persistent poor compliance’.


    If you have suffered injury to your hands and have used power tools in your work with Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, please contact us for advice and assistance with pursuing a No Win, No Fee claim.


    You do not need to still be employed by the company to make a claim and you don’t need to have had any medical treatment or a formal diagnosis of your injury.


    We may even be able to help you claim if your injury occurred many years ago.


    Please call on 0800 092 1443 to speak with one of specialist Solicitors, or fill in the form and we will call you back whenever is convenient.


    Please note that we also pursue vibrating tool injury claims against other employers, who will typically be required to have insurance to cover such claims. Please see here for more details



    If you are successful with a claim for compensation, you may receive the following guideline amounts based upon the severity of your injuries.



    Up to £5,500


    £5,500 – £10,750


    £10,750 – £20,250

    Most serious

    £20,250 – £24,500

    source: Judicial Studies Board Guidelines