If you have been diagnosed with a work place related illness or industrial disease then you should contact an injury lawyer in West Street specialist.
Vibration White Finger
Vibration white finger is a common industrial illness and is sometimes known as hand arm vibration syndrome.
It is a condition that most commonly affects people who operate hand-held vibrating tools and machinery over prolonged periods, for example, things such as chainsaws, grinders, pneumatic drills, sanders and strimmers to name but a few.
The common symptoms of vibration white finger include a tingling sensation in the fingertips, a cold sensation and discoloration of the skin (usually a white colour, hence the name) and general aches and pains that can either be persistent or come and go along the arms, hands and fingers.
If you suspect that you might have vibration white finger (or hand arm vibration syndrome) because of your work place, and think you might be interested in contacting an injury lawyer West Street for compensation, the first thing you ought to do is contact your local GP to get a proper diagnosis.
What should I do now I’ve been diagnosed?
If you have just been diagnosed with vibration white finger then you might want to consider finding an injury lawyer in West Street specialist, and making a claim through them.
It is over 30 years since vibration white finger became a recognised industrial disease and a duty of care was placed on employers to ensure the safety of their employees, and to reduce the risk of them developing this condition.
How can it be prevented? Your employer should:
- Ensure that you had regular breaks from using any vibrating power tools to limit the amount of exposure you have.
- Provide you with personal protection equipment for example in the form of anti-vibration gloves.
- Ensure you had the appropriate training to use the power tools properly and that you were aware of the need to have breaks and use the proper equipment.
There are other obligations that your employer has as well, but if they have failed in any of these duties and you have ended up with vibration white finger as a result, then your compensation claim via an injury lawyer West Street, should be successful and you will be able to claim financial compensation for your suffering.
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Date Published: 15th October 2013
Author: David Brown