Extended exposure to heavy duty vibrating machinery in the workplace, such as polishing machines, can bring about the debilitating condition known as vibration white finger.
Though not always considered an accident at work, or as common as a slip, trip or fall, those who have had the misfortune of suffering from vibration white finger will know just how life changing it can be.
What are the symptoms?
Although it’s not easy to generalise the symptoms you will suffer, it is possible you could experience the following after exposure to vibrating machinery in the work place such as polishing machines;
- A constant tingling or numb sensation in the finger tips.
- The tips of the fingers sometimes turn white.
- A burning sensation in the finger tips caused by blood starting to flow again.
- A disabling loss of grip in the hand
What causes vibration white finger?
The most common cause of vibration white finger is extended exposure to vibrating machinery in the workplace. Equipment such as drills, chain saws, angle grinders, compactors and polishing machines has all been linked to work accidents, but also conditions such as vibration white finger.
If you think you are suffering from vibration white finger, you may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation for vibration white finger
If you have been suffering from vibration white finger or indeed any other after effects following a work accident you should contact a specialist industrial injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline immediately, as you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Our team is available to discuss your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via our Freephone number, and your conversation is completely confidential.
What’s more, you have no obligation to proceed with your workplace accident claim and because we work purely on a no-win no-fee* basis, it will cost you absolutely nothing to call and discuss your potential claim.
If it turns out that you do have grounds to claim compensation for your workplace accident, the team at Accident Advice Helpline will gather all the information we need over the phone, meaning that it is unlikely that you will ever have to attend court.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500. You have absolutely nothing to lose and potentially much to gain.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice