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Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) in Great Britain

Hand Arm Vibration is largely made up of two conditions, Vibration White Finger (VWF) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Our main source of information on the numbers of new claims for both conditions is collated from the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit scheme (IIDB).

For Vibration White Finger (VWF):
There were 635 new claims in 2015 compared to 610 and 580 in 2014 and 2013 respectively. The number of claims has declined over the past decade. Of the 7,520 new claims in the last 10 years, only 25 were female.

For Carpal Tunnel syndrome:
There were 260 new claims in 2015 compared to 220 and 265 in 2014 and 2013 respectively. The number of claims has declined over the past decade. Of the 3860 new claims in the last 10 years, 350 were female.

Figure 1 - Cases of Prescribed Vibration White Finger (VWF) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in Great Britain (IIDB) 2006-2015Figure 1: New cases of Prescribed Vibration White (VWF) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in Great Britain 2003-2012

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Updated 2016-09-26