Expert injury lawyers in Two Bridges and dead finger
If you have you been using vibrating tools for a prolonged period and your employer failed to restrict the amount of time you use them for, it stands a good chance you have developed vibration white finger, also known as dead finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome. No matter what it is called, some of the plant and equipment that may have caused yours are:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of the employees while they are at work. There are rules and regulations regarding the use of vibrating tools to avoid staff getting dead finger, and if your employer does not comply with these and you sustain the condition, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you might want to use the services of expert injury lawyers in Two Bridges.
The signs of dead finger and why you would use expert injury lawyers in Two Bridges to make a claim
Victims do not always realise they have this condition immediately as it often starts in just the fingertips. It does move further down the fingers though and then you may experience:
- Tingling, whiteness or numbness in the fingers.
- If you continue to use vibrating tools, the fingers will change colour. They start by going pale and numb before turning red and painful. Attacks of this will start to happen more often and last longer.
- You will eventually lose manual dexterity and grip.
- The condition is made worse by cold and wet weather
Hand-arm vibration syndrome is incurable; once you have the condition it is a case of managing the symptoms rather than treating them. This is preventable if only your employer had followed the guidelines, and you should now be making a personal injury claim against them, using the services of expert injury lawyers in Two Bridges.
Making a personal injury claim
To make your personal injury compensation claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have helped many thousands of victims to get the compensation the deserved, and have being doing so for over 15 years. For 10 of those years, Dame Esther Rantzen has been our patron. As a UK consumer champion, she recommends our services because she knows we will deliver what we promise.
We promise that you will receive the highest quality customer service and make your claim as simple as possible for you. We promise our in house solicitors will look at every aspect of your claim and use their expertise to maximise the amount of compensation you receive. We have four principles that we strictly adhere to:
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You can phone our friendly, professional advisors on our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500. You will find they have a vast amount of knowledge about all types of injuries from all sorts of accidents and will be happy to discuss your situation with you.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown