Vibration White Finger and Compensation Claims
Vibration white finger is an illness which is caused through the use of power tools and is more prevalent in the construction industry. It can result in the nerves and blood vessels in the hands becoming damaged and can even progress to the arms.
It is often the result of using power tools for prolonged periods and can affect anyone. Vibration white finger can be mild but it can also progress to become more serious. It may lead to you having to make a compensation claim Roy Bridge.
The symptoms of vibration white finger include tingling sensations in the fingers or arms, a cold feeling and/or aches and pains. It is easy to pass these symptoms off as nothing but they should always be checked out in-case they are due to vibration white finger.
You may also have a feeling of pins and needles in your fingers and arms and the skin can even end up discolouring. The symptoms can be mild at first, but may progress to become more serious. In some cases, vibration white finger can be very serious and can make even the simplest of tasks very difficult to perform.
There are various methods which can be used to prevent vibration white finger. If you are working with power tools on an ongoing basis, you should be highly trained to deal with these in the right manner.
The power tools should be regularly checked to ensure they are working correctly and should be repaired whenever necessary. The working environment you are using the tools should also be at the right temperature.
If any of these are not carried out sufficiently, you may be eligible for a compensation claim in Roy Bridge.
Who is to Blame?
If you are using power tools as part of your job, it is your employer who is to blame if you end up suffering from vibration white finger due to their negligence. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are appropriately trained and that your power tools are always in working order.
If you feel any of the symptoms starting, you should speak to your manager as the first port of call and they should take measures to rectify the situation. If you end up developing this illness and they are to blame, you can make a compensation claim Roy Bridge.
As long as you are sure your employer is to blame for your vibration white finger, you should start a compensation claim in Roy Bridge. Accident Advice Helpline can offer support and a trained in-house solicitor who is specialised to deal with these kinds of injuries.
You can call the Freephone number at any time of the day and with a ‘no win no fee’ obligation, you have nothing to lose if your claim is unsuccessful.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.