In our 10 years plus of handling personal injury claims in Llantwit Major, the Accident Advice Helpline team have seen a lot of different injuries. Amongst the most common are injuries sustained in the workplace. Vibration White Finger being one of the most common. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you may be entitled to make a claim too.
What is Vibration White Finger?
Vibration White Finger or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, as it is sometimes referred to in an industrial illness, which means that it is contracted in the workplace. It is typically contracted by people who spend a lot of time handling power tools in the course of their work. Tools like pneumatic drills and chainsaws are particularly bad for causing VWF.
How is Vibration White Finger caused?
Vibration White Finger is caused by the vibrations of power tools. These vibrations can cause injuries to the blood vessels and nerves in fingers. When this happens on a regular basis, VWF manifests along with a number of symptoms, which include:
- Tingling hands
- White fingers
- Bone cysts
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you have not already seen a doctor we would advise you to do so.
We would also advise anyone suffering from this illness to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Why am I entitled to compensation?
If you have Vibration White Finger you can make a claim for compensation because the illness is preventable. Your employer should have put into place a number of things that counteract the negative effects of using power tools. If they failed to do so, you can make a claim.
Some of the preventative measures which should have been put into place by your employer include:
- Providing antivibration gloves
- Monitoring the temperature of the workplace
- Properly maintaining tools
- Using the correct tools
- Providing training on how to use tools correctly
Making VWF compensation claims in Llantwit Major
Before you can make a claim, you will need to get an official diagnosis from a medical professional. Once you have done this, you can call our friendly team of personal injury specialists who will offer you all of the support and advice you need to make a successful compensation claim.
Our telephone consultations are always free and we will work your case on a no win no fee basis should you decide to proceed with legal action.
To find out more about VWF personal injury claims in Llantwit Major and to see if you have a case, you can call us at any time. Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number can be reached from landline phones by calling 0800 689 0500. We can also be contacted via mobile phone at 0333 500 0993. Calls from mobiles will be charged.