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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    White finger compensation claim

    White finger is the common name that many people use to describe hand-arm vibration syndrome. It is a very unpleasant condition that can be caused by incorrect working practices. If you have white finger because of inappropriate working practices during your employment, you may be able to make a white finger claim. This is where you make a white finger claim for compensation from your employer. The compensation (money) that you get is for the injury itself and for money that you may have lost because of the injury. Below is a guide on making a white finger compensation claim.

    Making a white finger compensation claim – the causes of white finger

    White finger is caused by the use of hand held vibrating tools for a prolonged period. Hand held vibrating tools include power drills, chainsaws and pneumatic drills. No one is completely sure how the damage is caused but it is thought to be connected with repeated small injuries to the nerves and blood vessels. If you ring a compensation provider that is used to dealing with clients who are making a white finger claim, they can advise you further. Accident Advice Helpline (endorsed by Esther Rantzen) have a 24 hour, 7 days a week helpline so you can ring them whenever you want.

    Making a white finger claim – symptoms of white finger

    You can use Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second test to enter the details of your symptoms. This can be done via the highly trained advisers over the telephone or on-line. The test will give you a really quick result. You will find out whether your claim is likely to be successful or not. Of course the outcome and the amount of compensation that you will actually get cannot be guaranteed.

    Making a white finger compensation claim – details of how it was caused

    Accident Advice Helpline will allocate you one of a panel of over 200 legal partners, located UK wide. You will be allocated a personal injury lawyer with expertise in how to make a white finger claim. You can provide all the details about your work circumstances which may include:

    • Did you receive training on how to hold hand tools i.e. as loosely as possible?
    • Were the hand tools well-maintained?
    • Were you provided with the correct tools for the job?
    • Were you allowed to take regular breaks?
    • Were your hands kept warm whilst working?


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    Making a white finger claim – the practicalities

    Firstly, it will not cost you any money up front to start the claim. Accident Advice Helpline will deal with a white finger claim on a no win no fee basis. Secondly, it is highly unlikely that you will have to appear in court or have to attend a meeting with a lawyer. Most cases are handled over the telephone. Finally, you have up to three years to make a white finger compensation claim so don’t worry if you did not claim straight away.

    Date Published: 25th February 2013

    Author: sjones1985

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.