I have dead finger, who can help me with my injury claim in St Helier?
Have you been using vibrating tools for a prolonged period? Has your employer failed to restrict the amount of time you use them for? If so, you probably have a good case for an injury claim in St Helier. Dead finger used to be known as vibration white finger, and the modern name for it is hand-arm vibration syndrome. No matter what it is called, some of the plant and equipment that may have caused yours are:
- Pneumatic drills;
- Hammers; or
- Impact wrenches.
Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of the employees while they are at work. There are rules and regulations regarding the use of vibrating tools to avoid staff getting dead finger, and if your employer does not comply with these and you sustain the condition then you may be able to make an injury claim in St. Helens.
Will I know if I have whatever they call it, and need to make an injury claim in St Helier?
This injury progresses and 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 do I make an injury for dead 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 deserved, and have being doing so for over 15 years. Since 2003, Esther Rantzen has been our patron. As a UK consumer champion, she recommends our services because she knows that we will deliver what we promise.
We promise that you will receive the highest quality customer service and we will make your claim as simple as possible for you. We promise that 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:
- Dependability; and
These ideals make it very easy to keep our promises.
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 advisors on our freephone helpline number 0800 180 4123. 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: 19th September 2013
Author: David Brown