Vibration white finger injury
Injury lawyers in Nairn often deal with industrial injuries and illnesses. One of the commonly occurring injuries is vibration white finger (VWF), which is also more formerly known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or dead finger.
How hand-arm vibration syndrome occurs
HAVS is transmitted from a work activity into the hands and arms. This occurs when:
- Operating hand-held power tools.
- Using hand-guided equipment.
- Holding materials being processed by a machine.
When exposure to the above occurs on a regular basis then permanent damage can occur.
Tools which can particularly cause HAVS include concrete breakers, grinders, hammer drills, chainsaws and compactors.
- Numbness and tingling in the fingers
- Loss of strength in the hands
- Finger tips going white
- Loss of manual dexterity
The Health and Safety at Work Act provides legislation to prevent such injuries occurring. Exposure to vibration should be controlled. There are guidelines provided which outline the duration and amplitude which should provide a safeguard against injury. Your employer owes all its employees a duty of care and should give your health and safety a priority.
If you employer has failed to implement the correct safety measures to reduce the risk of HAVS then you may be able to claim compensation.
Claiming compensation against your employer
Accident Advice Helpline and injury lawyers in Nairn are experienced in handling all types of personal injury claims. One of our specialist areas is claiming compensation for accidents in the workplace. We have expert knowledge and are familiar with work and safety regulations. Work injury lawyers in Nairn will handle your claim with care and sensitivity.
You may have even left your employment. Do not worry, injury lawyers in Nairn will look into the details of your case and help you with the compensation claim. You have three years from the date of exposure or the date you realised you were injured in which you can claim.
Contact injury lawyers in Nairn
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our helpful and friendly advisers for more information and to get the process started. There is no obligation to take on our services and you can take your time to think everything through. We understand that people are often hesitant to make a claim against their employer as they feel they are being disloyal and may worry about their job security. Rest assured that this is not the case and it is your employers’ responsibility to provide a safe working environment and your health and well-being should be a priority.