Working with expert injury lawyers in Pinner
Vibration white finger, or dead finger as it was sometimes known, is the old name for a condition that now tends to be called hand-arm vibration syndrome. It is an industrial injury triggered by the constant use, for a prolonged period, of vibrating tools and once the damage has been done, is not repairable. Such tools include:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
These tools are some of the culprits and use of them should be restricted to try and prevent this condition. If it does happen to you, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using expert injury lawyers in Pinner.
It may take a long time for you to need the services of expert injury lawyers in Pinner
An industrial condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome can take years to develop, it can creep up on you without you realising what has happened. The symptoms can start off so minor, just at the end of your fingertips and you may not relate it to a problem. But your employer should have monitored the use of the tools and followed guidelines for the use of them to try and prevent this from happening. If they failed in this duty, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against them using injury lawyers in Pinner.
The symptoms of vibration white finger vary but can include:
- Tingling, whiteness or numbness in the fingers.
- Fingers change colour and start to throb.
- Loss of manual dexterity and pain.
Although the medical profession had been aware of the condition for some years, it was not until 1918 that Alice Hamilton MD made the connection between the condition and vibrating tools. Because of Alice, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Making your injury claim for dead finger
To make your injury claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have had many years experience of handling personal injury compensations claims relating to the workplace and industrial conditions such as this. We have found that many victims worry about us suing the boss, but the employer should have employers liability insurance to cover such eventualities and it is the insurance company that will pay your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have in-house solicitors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with insurance companies, and we know how they like the claims presented, how to answer the awkward questions and generally take the time-consuming and complex issues away from you.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re here for you when you need expert injury lawyers in Pinner.