Have you developed vibration white finger and are unsure how to claim? Speak to specialist injury solicitors in Kegworth
If you or a fellow worker have developed the symptoms of vibration white finger through your employment, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s team of specialist injury solicitors in Kegworth.
Vibration white finger is a condition which develops following the long and repetitive use of vibrating tools and industrial equipment. This condition is also known as dead finger or hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) due to the wide range of symptoms caused by this condition, which may affect not just the fingers but the hands and arms, too.
Vibration white finger takes many years to develop and can go unreported due to the nature of the condition. However, despite taking time to develop it is irreversible, and once the symptoms have taken hold the syndrome cannot be prevented from developing.
What is vibration white finger?
Vibration white finger, as the name suggests, is caused by the prolonged use of vibrating handheld tools and equipment. This constant vibration is thought to damage the small blood vessels and nerves in the fingers, causing the syndrome to develop over time.
What types of tools are associated with this syndrome?
Vibrating handheld tools have been associated with the development of vibration white finger, including:
- Hammer drills;
- Impact wrenches;
- Chainsaws; and
- Pneumatic drills.
What are the symptoms of this condition?
The symptoms may go unnoticed for a number of years and the continued use of vibrating tools and equipment may mean that the condition worsens. Symptoms include:
- Numbness of the fingers and changes in sensation;
- Pins and needles in the fingers;
- Changes in colour of the fingers as blood vessels are damaged. Fingers may turn blue, red or finally white;
- Pain in the fingers as nerves become damaged;
- Lack of function of the fingers as fine motor movements are reduced; and
- Increased pain in cold, wet and icy weather.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 telephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 – our freephone number to call from landlines – and speak to a friendly and helpful adviser who can notify you of your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim. With over 15 years’ experience of assisting people to make injury compensation claims, our team of injury solicitors can ensure that your claim is handled professionally and with the accountability that you expect.
Alternatively call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
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Our specialist injury solicitors in Kegworth will process your claim on your behalf on a no win no fee basis. Try our unique 30-second online test to get an estimate of the amount you may be awarded, then make your compensation claim today!
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown