Symptoms of Vibration White Finger
Some of the most typical symptoms of Vibration White Fingers are:
Finger whitening and/or discolouration
In cases of finger whitening the end of the fingers, also known as the fingertips, turn white and sufferers often experience an off-putting tingling sensation. The severity of this can vary between just covering the tips of the fingers to covering the whole of the finger from the tips to the knucle.
In cases of finger discolouration the fingers can turn blue as a result of lack of oxygen (because the blood vessels in the fingers have become too narrowed). This usually occurs after finger whitening has occurred. Blood flow can be regained and the finger then flushes red again which can cause an intense throbbing sensation.
These can include tingling and numbness in either the fingertips or the fingers as a whole. The numbness can be temporary and sporadic, or in severe cases can be permanent.
General aches and pains
The aches and pains experienced can vary, certainly depending on the length of exposure and the severity of the condition, but these can range from aches and pains in the fingers and extend all the way up the arms and in the joints.
If you experience any of these symptoms you may be thinking about making a compensation claim in Stornoway.
Who is at risk of vibration white finger?
Vibration white finger is also known as hand-arm vibration syndrome. Although many people can develop it, it is a condition generally associated with certain professions, particularly where workers have been exposed to vibrating machinery over a long period of time. As such this is often regarded as an industrial illness or injury and you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Stornoway.
All employers have a duty of care to ensure their workers and employers are kept safe and free from risk of harm. Of course in some instances this isn’t always possible, but respectable and reasonable measures should be taken. Where an employer has failed in this duty of care you will have the right to make a compensation claim in Stornoway to get financial redress for the suffering you have been caused.
How to make a compensation claim in Stornoway
To find out how to make a compensation claim in Stornoway you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We have over 14 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims including industrial illnesses. Our in-house solicitors operate on a no win, no fee basis meaning that at no point during your compensation claim Stornoway case will you be put under any financial risk.
Our solicitors will be able to tell you if you have a strong case for making a compensation claim in Stornoway (we only take on cases where we are confident you can win) and will also give you a good idea (once they have all the facts) of how much your claim could be worth in terms of financial compensation.
Date Published: 22nd August 2013
Author: David Brown