White finger is the term that is commonly used to describe a condition called ‘vibration white finger’ or ‘hand-arm vibration syndrome’ or ‘dead finger’. If you are suffering from this condition you may have heard the nurses or doctors that are treating you use any of the above terms to describe what you are suffering.
If you are suffering from white finger because of circumstances or conditions at your work that are not your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Here are the top 5 facts about white finger claims
Top 5 facts about white finger claims
- White finger affects tens of thousands of workers. Compensation providers like Accident Advice Helpline are very experienced in helping people with this condition. To start off you could call the 24 hour a day, 7 day a week helpline to ask for advice. Esther Rantzen recommends Accident Advice Helpline to people just like you.
- White finger claims for compensation can get the victim money for the actual condition and for the money that they have lost as a result of it, e.g. if they couldn’t work. The exact amount of money that is awarded for white finger claims is not known until the case is resolved. Of course, some cases take longer than others to sort out.
- Before making a final decision about what to do, most people use the unique 30 second test that Accident Advice Helpline provide. This collects some details about the condition and how it was caused. You will get an idea of whether your claim is likely to be successful before you go ahead and start the process. The friendly, professional advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you through this.
- Once you have been allocated a personal injury lawyer with expertise in white finger claims by Accident Advice Helpline you will need to provide some further information. This is likely to include some details about the types of symptoms that you are suffering. For white finger claims this often includes: tingling or numbness of the fingers; change in colour of the fingers, loss of dexterity (being able to use the fingers). You will not have to pay a legal fee up-front to access this legal advice. Your case will be handled on a no win no fee basis, probably over the telephone. It is unusual for white finger claims to actually end up in court. A medical assessment report will be compiled for you by a local medical expert.
- Your personal injury lawyer will have expertise in white finger claims and will be selected for you from a panel of around 200 personal injury lawyers that work with Accident Advice Helpline. They will guide you through the claims process and try to get as much compensation as they can for you.
Date Published: 25th February 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Finger injury claim