With nearly 25 years’ experience, she specialises in helping injured people in south east England to make claims as a result of contracting industrial diseases, particularly hand arm vibration syndrome (or HAVS, also known as vibration white finger).
Given her extensive experience, Anna can ensure that her injured clients receive the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled, taking into account any ongoing treatment they may require.
Successful Industrial Disease Claims
Below you will find a small selection of the successful industrial disease compensation claims Anna has dealt with from Thompsons Solicitors’ London office.
Local authority worker dismissed because of HAVS
A local authority road worker developed HAVS after being exposed to excessive vibration from the tools he was required to use for his job. As a result of developing the condition he was dismissed and was not able to do any similar kind of work, resulting in long term unemployment.
Although the employer did not admit liability, Anna managed to achieve an out of court settlement for her client, with which he was very pleased.
Welders took action after using vibratory tools
Anna acted on behalf of eight welders who suffered HAVS as a result of using various vibratory tools such as grinders during the course of their employment. They suffered a range of symptoms, including an inability to do any fine finger movements, lack of circulation in their fingers and difficulty in differentiating between very hot and very cold water.
Their employer did not admit liability, but Anna was still able to settle all eight cases out of court to reflect the fact that the men would never be able to use vibratory tools (effectively the tools of their trade) again.
Painter on oil rigs developed HAVS
Anna’s client in this case was employed as a painter and decorator on various drilling rigs in the North Sea. He was employed by different employers on each rig. His work involved excessive use of needle scaler tools, as a result of which he developed HAVS.
The employers all admitted liability and Anna was able to achieve an out of court settlement for her client, which apportioned responsibility between each of the defendant employers.
Anna is a senior litigator with The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.