Personal injury lawyer in Ludgershall
If you work in a factory or a warehouse, you could be using machinery that can cause your hand to vibrate all day long. If this is the case, you could develop Vibration White Finger – or Dead Finger, as it was sometimes known – which is the old name for a condition that now tends to be called Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.
It is an industrial injury triggered by the constant use, for a prolonged period, of vibrating tools, and once the damage has been done, it is not repairable. Such tools as:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
If you do use some of these tools all day long, the use of them should be restricted to try and prevent these types of illnesses. If it does happen to you, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using a personal injury lawyer in Ludgershall to help you.
Using a personal injury lawyer in Ludgershall – Vibration White Finger
This condition could take years to manifest itself and it can creep up on you without you realising what has happened. The symptoms can start off so minor, just at the end of your fingertips, you do not relate it to a problem. But your employer should have monitored the use of the tools and followed guidelines for the use of them to try and prevent this from happening. If they failed in this duty, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against them using a personal injury lawyer in Ludgershall at Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the symptoms of Vibration White Finger?
The symptoms can be:
- Loss of manual dexterity and pain
- Tingling, whiteness or numbness in the fingers
- Fingers change colour and start to throb
Although the medical profession had been aware of the condition for some years, it was not until 1918 that Alice Hamilton MD made the connection between the condition and vibrating tools. Because of Alice, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
To make your injury claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have had many years experience of handling personal injury compensations claims relating to the workplace and industrial conditions such as this. We have found that many victims worry about us suing the boss, but the employer should have employers liability insurance to cover such eventualities and it is the insurance company that will pay your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have in house solicitors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with insurance companies, they know how they like the claims presented, how to answer the awkward questions and generally take the time consuming and complex issues away from you.
Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123. You can speak to one of our friendly advisers in confidence and they will give you free advice about your claim.
There is also a 30-second test on our website. Completion of this will let you know if you have a valid claim and give you an indication of how much you might receive.
Date Published: 20th February 2014