Vibration white finger is caused by extended exposure to heavy duty vibrating machinery in the work place such as grinding machines.
Although not always described as an accident at work, anyone who has suffered from its debilitating symptoms will tell you they can be life changing in the same way that the results of a slip, trip and fall can be.
So what are vibration white finger symptoms?
You are likely to experience the symptoms following exposure to vibrating machinery in the work place, though it’s not easy to estimate the amount of time you must use the machinery for before you notice the symptoms.
Some of the most common complaints from sufferers have been described as:
- A numb feeling or tingling sensation in the finger tips.
- The tips of the fingers sometimes turn white, the symptom that gives the condition its name.
- A flushing of the finger tips caused by blood starting to flow again.
- A severe loss of grip in the hand which can actually disable the use of the hand.
What are the causes of white finger?
The most common cause is from extended exposure to vibrating machinery in the workplace, equipment such as pneumatic drills, chain saws, angle grinders, compacters, lawn mowers, levelling machines, grinding machines and jack hammers have all been linked, not only to work accidents, but to repetitive strain injury and vibration white finger also.
I think I am suffering from vibration white finger symptoms what should I do?
If you think you might be suffering from vibration white finger symptoms or any other after effects following a work accident you should contact a specialist industrial injury solicitor immediately as you may be entitled to claim for compensation for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisers can discuss your claim over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our freephone number and your conversation is completely confidential. You have no obligation to proceed with your claim and we work purely on a no win, no fee* basis, so it will cost you absolutely nothing to call.
If you do decide to make a claim for a workplace accident, our team will ask you a series of questions regarding your accident and because we can take down most of the information over the phone, it’s unlikely that you will have to attend court. So give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice