An affliction that generally affects the hands of patients who have been exposed to extreme vibrations over a period of years, vibration white finger, also known as Raynaud’s disease, is a potentially debilitating disease that causes your fingers to turn pale and lose feeling.
It is most commonly found in workers who have had extensive experience with pneumatic drills and can lead to more serious arthritic problems if the problem is not dealt with. If you have worked extensively with pneumatic drills and feel that you might have developed VWF, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee personal injury claim and Accident Advice Helpline would be more than happy to guide you through the potentially tumultuous process.
Treatment for vibration white finger
If you feel like you might have been affected by vibration white finger, let your GP know first. There are medications that can be prescribed to alleviate the condition, though there are no out and out cures.
Your doctor will tell you to keep your hands as warm as possible as often as possible as one of the main problems with the disease is loss of circulation to the hands. You will also be told to stop smoking (if you are a smoker) as this can aggravate the condition.
Filing a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Of course if you are a pneumatic drill worker diagnosed with VWF, you will be advised to cease working immediately for your own benefit. If you have worked in this field all of your life though and feel as though this condition has caused a significant blow to your financial and personal well-being you should be able to file a personal injury claim against your employers.
Chances are (especially if you’ve been working for many years) the negative effects of constant exposure to vibrations were not taken into consideration until recently, so you might have been working longer hours than was healthy and with equipment that didn’t meet health and safety guidelines. You might also not have been given adequate training and as a pneumatic drill is an immensely powerful tool, intensive training should be considered absolutely vital.
We can help
Filing a personal injury claim with us couldn’t be easier. You could either fill out the 30-second questionnaire on our website or phone our 24/7 hotline and speak to one of our specially trained advisers.
We are a law firm that has built up over a decade’s worth of experience in the personal injury game and offer a no win no fee service that has been lauded by none other than noted charity patron Esther Rantzen.
So if you feel like you’re been afflicted by VWF as a result of your job, contact us today.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown