Injury claim in Strathaven
Strathaven is a historic market town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and is the largest settlement in Avondale. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1450, making the Town of Strathaven o Burgh of Barony. The industrial revolution bypassed the town because of its lack of natural resources, and today it has grown into a commuter town. Some of the commuters go to other cities where they use vibrating tools and equipment. If any of them develop vibration white finger, they may be entitled to make an injury claim in Strathaven
Vibration white finger, dead finger or hand arm vibration syndrome, it doesn’t matter what you call it, you may be able to make an injury claim in Strathaven
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, this includes complying with the rules and regulations regarding the use of vibrating tools to avoid staff getting vibration white finger. If your employer does not comply, and you sustain the condition, you may be able to make an injury claim in Strathaven.
How you will know you have the condition and need to make an injury claim in Strathaven
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.
How to make a compensation claim 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 the deserved, and have being doing so for over 13 years. We will provide the highest quality customer service and make your claim as simple as possible for you. 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:
These ideals make it very easy to do as we say.
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: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown