Vibration white finger is the more commonly recognised name for hand arm vibration syndrome and is a common cause of accident at work compensation claims. Vibration white finger occurs when the fingers, hand and wrists are overexposed to vibration.
What are the main causes of vibration white finger?
Vibration white finger is normally caused by the use of vibrating machinery and power tools. Such machinery may include lawnmowers as mentioned above.
Lawnmowers can produce an extraordinary amount of vibration, although efforts have been made in recent years to incorporate vibration-dampening technology which helps to minimise the risks of vibration white finger.
What are the symptoms of vibration white finger?
Vibration white finger first manifests itself as a numbness or tingling in the fingers. As the conditions of vibration white finger worsen, the fingers become white when cold and red and swollen when warm and can cause aches or pain in the hands, wrists and fingers
Claiming compensation for vibration white finger
Vibration white finger affects many people, particularly in the construction industry and can have severe effects on your day to day life. Living with vibration white finger can render tasks quite difficult that may normally be carried out with ease, such as picking up small objects.
Claiming compensation may not take away the pain and stress of suffering from vibration white finger but can help you to lead a better quality of life by removing the financial impediments that arise as the result of vibration white finger, such as loss of earnings or income and being rendered unable to work.
A number of unforeseen expenses may arise as the result of an industrial injury such as vibration white finger including expenses for travelling to and from treatment.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation such as work-related injury claims. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and many of our claims are settled outside of court.
If you’ve developed vibration white finger within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, we could change your life. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice