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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 610 new claims in 2014 compared to 580 and 635 in 2013 and 2012 respectively. The number of claims has declined over the past decade. Of the 10,180 new claims in the last 12 years, only 35 were female.

For Carpal Tunnel syndrome:
There were 220 new claims in 2014 compared to 265 and 295 in 2013 and 2012 respectively. The number of claims has declined over the past decade. Of the 5,980 new claims in the last 12 years, 570 were female.

New Cases of Prescribed Vibration White Finger (VWF) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in Great Britain (IIDB)

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

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Updated 2015-09-15