In our 15 years plus of handling personal injury claims in Llantwit Major, the Accident Advice Helpline team have seen a lot of different injuries. Among 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.
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 anti-vibration gloves
- Monitoring the temperature of the workplace
- Properly maintaining tools
- Using the correct tools
- Providing training on how to use tools correctly
Making 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.
We will take on your case on a no-win, no-fee basis should you decide to proceed with legal action. You are under no obligation, the decision to pursue your claim is yours and you can change your mind if you wish.
To find out more about personal injury claims in Llantwit Major and to see if you have a case, you can call us at any time. Most claims can be processed by telephone, so it is unlikely you will need to appear in court.
Accident Advice Helpline’s number can be reached from landline phones by calling 0800 689 0500. We can also be contacted via mobile phone at 0333 500 0993. Find out about claims in Llantwit Major now.
Date Published: 28th July 2014