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What is Vibration White Finger?
Within the medical profession Vibration White Finger (VWF) is also known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and it is a secondary form of Raynault’s Syndrome. Commonly Vibration White Finger is referred to as Dead Finger or White Finger.
It is believed that Vibration White Finger is caused by prolonged and constant operational use of vibrating machinery. That the constant vibrations from the machinery cause long term irreversible damage to the the blood vessels and nerve endings located in the users fingers.
Workers who have used the following kinds of machinery are especially at risk from contracting Vibration White Finger and as such employees are duty bound to ensure that employees take appropriate and regular breaks from operating these sorts of machines as a preventative measure.
- Compressed Air Tools
- Concrete Breakers
- Hand-Held Saws
- Hammer Drills
- Percussive Hand Guided Power Tools
- Pneumatic Drills
- Road Breakers
- Rotating Saws
Common symptoms of Vibration White Finger include:
- Numbness or tingling sensation within fingers
- Cold sensation and/or discolouration of the skin
- General aches and pains in arms, hands and fingers
When the finger’s fine blood vessels go into spasm the fingers can visibly change colour. Usually the skin goes pale to begin with, then blueish before going a dull red – which coincides with the return of circulation. Fingers can feel different to a sufferer and they may tingle or burn for a matter of minutes or for hours at a time depending upon the severity of the case and/or the particular flare up.
Additionally some sufferers notice a deterioration in their arm strength and / or ability to hold or grip objects securely which is why the condition is commonly known as White Finger or Dead Finger.
If you suspect that you are suffering from the onset of Vibration White Finger it is important that you visit your GP immediately as they may be able to prescribe medication to lessen the impact and provide you with advice on how to prevent the condition from becoming worse.
It is vitally important that you seek professional and legal advice from a personal injury lawyer Leven who can advise you on how to make an injury claim as depending upon your employment you may be unable to continue working in that exact role without risking further damage to your long term health and well being.
How much will a personal injury lawyer Leven cost?
If you call Accident Advice Helpline making an injury claim won’t cost you a penny because all of their personal injury lawyer Leven work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, so even if your injury claim is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay for any legal costs because that is already taken care of.
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Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: Emma Newman