Have you ever worked in an occupation in which you used vibrating power tools?
Some people who have done this may find that they suffer aches and pains in their hands. Not only that, but they also experience numbness and tingling – and their fingers may appear discoloured.
If you’re in that situation and you’ve been hurt at work in Worcestershire, Accident Advice Helpline could be able to help you. It appears that you have a condition called hand-arm vibration syndrome, widely known as “vibration white finger”.
How can an accident lawyer help when you’ve been hurt at work in Worcestershire?
It may seem strange that an accident lawyer in Worcestershire should get involved with anyone experiencing this condition – after all, it’s not an “accident”, as such, that caused it.
But personal injury lawyers deal with more than just slips and falls, shoulder injuries and whiplash. They can also take on claims for industrial diseases – and that’s what hand-arm vibration syndrome is.
What does “industrial disease” mean?
An industrial disease is a condition that is caused by someone’s work. The background to an industrial disease is an unsafe working environment, in which someone was exposed to harmful substances, or in which they carried out procedures that weren’t safe.
Vibration white finger is such a condition because it is someone’s job that has led to it. Vibrating power tools are used in the construction industry, and if they have been used for many years – especially for long periods with insufficient breaks, or without gloves – they can cause this condition.
Since no one’s work should leave them injured, a sufferer of hand-arm vibration syndrome could have a case to claim compensation from their employer through an accident lawyer in Worcestershire.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
To start your claim for vibration white finger, call Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm that has been dealing with industrial disease claims since 2000:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor
Once an adviser has taken your details, they will be passed to an accident lawyer in Worcestershire, if you qualify to claim, and the lawyer will work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis on your behalf. It’s their aim to secure you a compensation payment, and they can usually do so without the need for you to attend court.
Your payout will comprise an element for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have experienced, and an element for the reimbursement of any expenses related to your injury (such as home help fees and prescription charges).
We look forward to hearing from you – and helping you with your claim. Why not call us now? Our lines are open 24/7 – just leave a message if there’s no answer, and an adviser will get in touch with you.
Date Published: 5th December 2014
Author: David Brown