Developed Vibration White Finger? It’s not too late to claim compensation! Call an expert compensation solicitor in Alum Bay today
Vibration White Finger is a debilitating condition that is also more commonly known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). This name reflects the extent of the symptoms when this syndrome develops, covering not just the fingers and hands, but even the arms as well.
Vibration White Finger – its causes
Vibration White Finger has been linked with the prolonged and extensive use of vibrating tools and equipment. This type of heavy and vibrating equipment and tools has been found to damage the small blood vessels and nerves in the fingers over a long period of use. After many years, the nerves become so badly damaged that they are unable to respond normally and numbness and a lack of blood flow can result. This lack of blood flow causes the fingers to go white eventually and their function is drastically affected.
Your employer has a legal duty to prevent this happening and if they fail to do so, a compensation solicitor in Alum Bay at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim your rightful entitlement from them.
What types of equipment can cause this condition to develop?
Vibrating tools and equipment used extensively over a long period of time, usually in excess of 10 years, are linked to the development of Vibration White Finger.
- pneumatic drills
- impact wrenches
- impact hammers
- chain saws
- power drills
Can this condition respond to treatment?
Generally, the earlier that this condition is diagnosed the better, as the symptoms are irreversible once they develop. Once diagnosed, the victim may be recommended to stop using the equipment straightaway to alleviate the symptoms and stop them worsening further.
What are the symptoms of Vibration White Finger?
The symptoms develop over a long period of time and may include:
- pins and needles in the fingers
- pain in the fingers
- changes in sensation in the fingers and hand
- changing colour of the fingers to red, blue and finally white
- numbness and lack of feeling
- lack of function of the fingers, especially fine motor skills
- inability to grip and use the hands effectively
How do I make a claim for this condition, and can I use the services of a compensation solicitor in Alum Bay?
Firstly, you will need to call the helpful telephone advisers at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile. This dedicated law firm has been established for in excess of 15 years, and they can offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that you are given the relevant no obligation advice that you need.
Once your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim has been established, it is up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with making a compensation claim using their solicitor in Alum Bay, who will be delighted to process all aspects of your claim on your behalf on a no- win, no-fee basis.
If you prefer, why not take part in their unique 30-second online test and find out quickly if you are eligible to make a claim for your condition?
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown