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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in Leven


    Searching for a personal injury lawyer Leven to assist with your Vibration White Finger injury claim?

    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.

    • Chainsaws
    • Compressed Air Tools
    • Concrete Breakers
    • Drills
    • Hand-Held Saws
    • Hammer Drills
    • Grinders
    • Percussive Hand Guided Power Tools
    • Pneumatic Drills
    • Road Breakers
    • Rotating Saws
    • Sanders

    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.

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    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.

    Call them now on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free and get your injury claim started for free.

    Date Published: 7th March 2014

    Author: Emma Newman

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.