Accident Advice Helpline (an established law firm in the UK) receives many calls each year from people who are suffering from a condition called hand-arm vibration syndrome – sometimes called vibration white finger. These people are searching for a personal injury lawyer who provides legal services for no win no fee in Nethy Bridge. They are in considerable pain and discomfort, they are probably finding the condition quite debilitating but do not want to have to pay huge up front legal costs to get their claim started.
The claims process that a personal injury lawyer who offers no win no fee in Nethy Bridge follows for vibration white finger claims is very similar to that for other occupational injuries and diseases. The injured person must be able to show that they have been injured because of someone else’s fault.
Finding a personal injury lawyer who offers no win no fee in Nethy Bridge
The first step in the claims process is to find a personal injury lawyer whom will offer you no win no fee in Nethy Bridge. This is very easy to do – just call Accident Advice Helpline and they will give you all the advice you need.
As your claim progresses you will have an opportunity to report all your symptoms. Many cases of vibration white finger start with nerve symptoms. There is a loss of feeling and pins and needles in one or more fingers of the affected hand. This is quite mild at first and may just affect the finger tips. Then, the white finger symptoms (Raynaud’s phenomenon) start and this can include:
- The small blood vessels in the hands go into spasm and narrow which reduces the blood supply to the fingers – they feel cool and look pale or white
- The blood supply becomes even further reduced, the oxygen is quickly used up and the fingers turn blue
- The spasm eventually stops and the blood vessels open back up again. As the blood flows back into the affected fingers they go bright red and tingle or throb.
The causes of vibration white finger
This condition is caused by repeated and frequent use of hand-held vibrating tools – the type of tools that are typically used in heavy manual work such as:
- power drills
- pneumatic drills
A small injury is probably caused over and over again and eventually the small nerves and blood vessels in the fingers are damaged. Over time these injuries may cause a loss of function and symptoms start to appear. Statistics suggest that up to 1 in 10 of workers who use vibrating tools regularly may develop vibration white finger.
Preventing vibration white finger
The main prevention strategies are:
•Holding tools as loosely as possible and varying position
•Making sure that tools are working properly
•Making sure that the correct tools for the job are used
•Taking regular breaks
•Keeping hands warm when working
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry