Vibration white finger claims are very common in the UK, and affect thousands of industrial workers around the country. Our team of solicitors can help you to claim for vibration white finger compensation and have the right expertise to ensure that you receive the maximum payouts available.
Most sufferers will have been affected due to a lack of health and safety or knowledge in the company that they work for. Any white finger compensation will be paid for by your employer’s insurance company, and claims such as this are very commonplace.
We offer free phone consultation and no-obligation advice to any UK worker who would like to discuss a white finger claim with us. We can give you immediate advice on your legal rights and our helpline is open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
We know how much of an impact these types of industrial injury can be. Clients we have previously helped with vibration white finger claims talk of being anxious, frightened, and frustrated. That’s why we are committed to handling each and every case with the utmost care and understanding.
Vibration White Finger Claims – Do You Have the Symptoms?
There are many symptoms of VWF, and they can be different depending on the individual. We find that the most common complaints that we hear about leading to successful claim include, but are not limited to:
• Numbness or tingling fingers
• Cold fingers
• A change of colour in your fingers
• Hands, arms, and fingers that ache or are painful
White Finger Compensation – What Next?
If you are an employee or worker who has been using machinery for a long length of time and are starting to feel discomfort then you should act now. Your symptoms might be mild and minor at the moment, but could progressively get worse leading long lasting damage.
If you believe that you have vibration white finger, compensation could be owed to you. What we always advise first is that you visit a medical professional and get a correct and proper diagnosis of the issue.
Once you have that, it’s possible to use our lawyers and solicitors to proceed with helping you to claim for white finger compensation. We have managed multiple successful white finger claims over the last decade, and have specialist solicitors waiting to help and support you.
White Finger Claims – Do You Qualify?
In order to successfully make vibration white finger claims, our solicitors will first need medical evidence that you do indeed have the condition. In terms of the symptoms, if you are experiencing the following types then we would recommend that you call us so we can tell you how you can get your condition validated before making a claim with our team.
Vibration white finger (VWF) is sometimes also known as hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and is a common ailment to those employees working in industry. How it manifests itself is when workers use machinery or equipment that vibrates.
If the worker is exposed to this vibration for long periods of time then the vibrating tools can damage blood vessels, nerves, and joints leading to tingling and numbness in the fingers and hand area.
In some case, sufferers will see a change in colour in their fingers, typically from white to an intense red colour.
Vibration white finger will mean that you lose the dexterity in your hands and cannot work or grip like you used to be able to.
How We Work for Industrial Workers
We always work to ensure that our clients get the maximum compensation payouts and awards possible. With years of experience in winning personal injury claims and industrial injury compensation cases across the UK, we can help you now with one quick phone call.
Once you have called us, we will appoint you a no win no fee solicitor who will then keep you up to date with progress from start to finish. You might be required to fill out documentation and provide supporting evidence to us, but we do all of the hard work so you don’t have to.
Call today for a free phone consultation if you think that you have been affected. With a commitment to winning vibration white finger compensation claims for all sufferers, we will pursue financial justice and leave no stone un-turned.
Worried About Making a Claim?
Many callers are worried about making a vibration white finger claim against a current employer. Please note that any compensation award will be paid for via an insurance scheme, and as such your place of work will not be financially penalised.
Also, UK employment law states that companies and businesses are not permitted to discriminate against employees who have taken legal action of this sort.
How to Safeguard Yourself Against Vibration White Finger (VWF)
If you are worried that your working environment could be placing you at risk then please read the notes below prepared by our in-house solicitors. This advice should not replace official Health and Safety guidelines that your employer is duty bound to provide to you and your colleagues.
Medical professionals believe that VWF happens when vibrations in tools and machinery cause damage to nerves and blood vessels. If you use tools such as this for a prolonged period of time then this damage will become more and more obvious. Over time it will lead to a case of white finger.
If you wish to prevent this happening to you then there are some things that you can do in order to reduce the risk. We have listed those preventative measures below for you to peruse.
- Give up smoking to prevent your blood flow slowing down
- Always have frequent breaks from working
- Wear anti-vibration gloves when operating machinery
- Don’t work in high and un-natural temperatures
- Repair any damaged tools where defection leads to vibrating
- Always use the right and proper tool for the job in hand
- Don’t work without receiving full training and health and safety guidelines
The types of workers who are most at risk of VWF, Secondary Raynauds or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) probably use the following types of tools and machinery:
- Concrete breakers and pokers,
- Sanders, grinders and disc cutters,
- Hammer drills,
- Chipping hammers,
- Chainsaws, hedge trimmers and power mowers etc.