Dead Finger can cause an injury claim in Milnthorpe
Dead finger, also known as vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome, is an industrial injury triggered by the constant use of vibrating tools such as:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
Your employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of the employees. There are rules and regulations regarding the use of vibrating tools to avoid staff getting dead finger.
If your employer does not comply with these and you sustain the condition, you may be able to make an injury claim in Milnthorpe.
How you will know you have dead finger and need to make an injury claim in Milnthorpe
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.
Alice Hamilton MD first connected these symptoms to the use of vibrating tools in 1918 and it is her work on this problem that makes it possible for you to make an injury claim in Milnthorpe.
How to make a compensation claim for dead finger
To make your personal injury compensation claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
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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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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: 25th August 2013