Dead finger injury
Many people in the UK work in warehouses, factories and building sites, where vibrating tools will be used regularly. There are regulations relating to the use of such tools, which employers should ensure are followed to avoid industrial conditions developing. One of the main ones caused by these tools is vibration white finger, also known as dead finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Your employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of its employees, but if your employer does not comply with the rules then you may sustain this incurable condition. If so, you should make a claim using a personal injury lawyer in Kirknewton.
Causes of dead finger
The tools that can cause this illness are:
- Pneumatic drills;
- Sanders; and
- Impact wrenches.
You could develop an illness if you regularly use one of these tools for your work, and if your employer does not adhere to the rules regarding your safety then you may be able to make an injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Kirknewton.
What are the symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome?
This illness will steadily become worse if you ignore the symptoms. What you should look out for are:
- 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.
Who can help you to make a 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 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 that you receive.
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 also give you a rough idea of the amount that you can expect to receive in a successful claim.
Alternatively, phone our friendly, professional advisors on our freephone helpline number 0800 180 4123. You will find that 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: 20th February 2014