Expert injury lawyers in Petrockstowe
Petrockstowe is a small village in the district of Torridge in Northern Devon. The place was called Petrocestoua in the Domesday Book in 1086, in 1150 Petrochestona, and in 1202 Petroc. By 1272 it was called Patrichestowe and Petrokestowe in 1297.
Devon is a county very popular with tourists, but it also has many residents who have to work for their living. Some of those will be in factories and on building sites, just the sort of places where vibrating tools are in regular use. There are regulations relating to the use of vibrating tools which employers should ensure are followed to avoid industrial conditions developing. One of the main ones caused by these tools is vibration white finger, also known as dead finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome.
If your employer does not comply with the rules, you may sustain this incurable condition and if you do, you should make a personal injury claim, using expert injury lawyers in Petrockstowe.
Expert injury lawyers in Petrockstowe and dead finger
The sorts of tools that can cause this are:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
If you use any of these on a regular basis, you may develop the condition if your employer does not abide by the rules. You would then be entitled to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Petrockstowe.
The symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome
This is a progressive injury that will get worse if the symptoms are ignored.
What you should look out for is:
- Tingling, whiteness or numbness in the fingers. To start with, it may only be in the fingertips so not very noticeable, but over time it will spread to the rest of the finger and you may lose the feeling in the affected area.
- 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.
How to make a compensation claim for vibration white finger
To make your personal injury compensation claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have helped many thousands of victims to get the compensation they deserve and have being doing so for over 15 years. For more than 10 of those years, 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.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. Completing this will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you a rough idea of the amount you can expect to receive.
Or you can phone our friendly, professional advisers 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: 28th October 2013
Author: David Brown