Dead finger for injury claim in Meifod
Dead finger is a name commonly used to describe hand-arm vibration syndrome, which used to be known as vibration white finger. It is an industrial injury that is caused by using vibrating tools for periods longer than the safety limits allow, and if your employer does not have the proper protection in place to stop this happening, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Meifod.
The tools that may lead to an injury claim in Meifod
Any vibrating tools can trigger the condition, just some of them are:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
If you use these tools constantly and think you may have dead finger, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Meifod.
How you will know if you have hand-arm vibration syndrome
The symptoms can vary but generally you they are:
- Tingling, whiteness or numbness in the fingers, possibly only the tips of the fingers to start with. As the condition progresses, the whole finger may become white and start to lose feeling.
- If you continue to use the vibrating tools, you may experience periodic attacks where the fingers change colour at low temperatures. They start off by going pale and numb, then this changes to a rose oink colour and the fingers start to throb.
- In the severest of case the attacks will happen more often and last longer. A lot of pain can be experienced together with reduced grip in the affected hand.
The medical profession has been aware of this condition since early in the twentieth century and their diagnosis would count in an injury claim in Meifod.
How dead finger can be prevented
All employers in the UK have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. They should take whatever action is necessary to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome or they may find themselves liable for an injury claim in Meifod.
The easy way to make your claim
The easiest way to make your personal injury compensation claim is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you.
We have been trading for over 15 years and in that time have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. We have dealt with all types of accidents and injuries, and have the expertise you need, to help you
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On our website, there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance as to the amount you can expect to be awarded in compensation.
Or you can contact our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500 or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They will give you free legal advice and guide you through the required processes.
Date Published: 23rd August 2013
Author: David Brown