In you job, if you have to constantly use any vibrating tools, longer than the safety limits recommend, and your boss does not have the correct protection in place to stop this from happening, then you could be in danger of getting the condition known as hand-arm vibration syndrome.
If you do develop this condition then you may be able to make an injury claim using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
These vibrating tools can trigger the condition if you constantly use them, just some of them are:
- Pneumatic drills
- Impact wrenches
Your employer should not allow these conditions to develop, they should take the precautions to prevent them. If they do not, you should be speaking with the solicitors in Essex about claiming compensation.
The symptoms of vibration white finger
This condition is known by several names, but it does not matter what you call it, the symptoms are the same. Dead finger usually starts with tingling and whiteness in the fingers, possibly only the fingertips to start with.
As soon as you realise you may have a problem you should stop using vibrating tools as if you do not. you fingers will get worse. They may start to throb and become painful. Eventually the pain will become worse and you whole hand will start to feel numb, not just your fingers.
Doctors have been aware of this condition for just over a hundred years, and their medical assessment would be useful when making your personal injury compensation claim.
How to prevent hand-arm vibration syndrome, vibration white finger or dead finger
Every boss throughout the UK has a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of their staff. They should take whatever action is necessary to reduce the risk of any long term conditions, not just one off accidents, or they may find themselves liable for an injury claim.
Looking for solicitors in Essex?
The easiest way to make your personal injury compensation claim is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Essex we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Essex look no further than our expert service.
We have been trading for over 13 years and in that time have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. We have dealt with all types of accidents and injuries, and have the expertise you need, to help you
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Or you can contact our friendly advisers on our free-phone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. They will give you free legal advice and guide you through the required processes of making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: David Brown