Have you developed vibration white finger? You need a personal injury lawyer in Newry to lead the way to successfully claim your compensation.
Vibration white finger is the older name given to a debilitating condition which is known nowadays as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). This distressing condition has been linked to repetitively working with heavy, vibrating equipment over an extensive period of time.
If you have been diagnosed with HAVS which was caused through the prolonged use of heavy and vibrating equipment during your working life, then you may be eligible to pursue a compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Newry.
What is vibration white finger?
Vibration white finger, as the name suggests, is caused by the repetitive and prolonged use of heavy, vibrating equipment. This is thought to damage the small blood vessels and nerves in the fingers over a long period of time. This repetitive action causes the blood vessels and nerve endings to become irreparably damaged, eventually resulting in the finger becoming white and numb.
What types of equipment can cause this condition to develop?
Heavy industrial equipment has been linked to vibration white finger developing. Equipment which might contribute to the development of the condition includes:
- Pneumatic drills;
- Impact wrenches;
- Impact hammers;
- Chain saws; and
What are the symptoms of this condition?
The symptoms of vibration white finger include:
- Pain and discomfort in the fingers, thumb and hand;
- Numbness and loss of sensation in the fingers, thumb and hand;
- Pins and needles sensation may develop initially;
- Symptoms may become worse during cold, wet and icy weather;
- As blood flow becomes restricted, the colour of the fingers will change to red, blue and finally white; and
- Fine motor movements and grip in the fingers may become difficult and impossible.
Once this condition develops, can it be cured?
Unfortunately, once the symptoms of vibration white finger become apparent, the effects are irreversible. The damage takes a long period of time to become apparent and may take years to fully develop, during which time the use of heavy, vibrating equipment may still be undertaken. If symptoms are caught early and this type of repetitive vibrating equipment isn’t continued, then symptoms may not worsen further.
Need to find out if you can make a claim for compensation? Call a personal injury lawyer in Newry to find out
Simply call the helpful advisers at leading law firm Accident Advice Helpline. Our well-established and highly reputable firm has over 15 years’ experience of assisting people to make their personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained through no fault of their own. It doesn’t matter if you worked many years ago and you have been recently diagnosed with the condition, you can still make a claim for compensation.
A personal injury lawyer in Newry at Accident Advice Helpline will be happy to ensure that all aspects of your no win no fee* compensation claim are handled on your behalf with accountability and integrity.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you can want to discuss the possibility of making a claim with an adviser then call Accident Advice Helpline now. Just dial 0800 689 0500 right now.