Vibration white finger is an industrial injury which mainly affects workers who operate vibrating power tools or machinery. The use of vibration tools, no matter the size, can cause severe harm to those who use them over extended periods of time. Results from these injuries can lead to extensive damage and can lead to the sufferer requiring long-term treatment or medical care.
If you are diagnosed with vibration white finger at work, you may need Accident Advice Helpline no win no fee* claims experts in Rhondda Cynon Taf to make a hand-arm vibration syndrome compensation claim on your behalf.
You may be at risk if you continually use hand-held power tools and machinery such as:
- Concrete breakers and pokers;
- Sanders, grinders and disk cutters;
- Hand drills;
- Chipping hammers;
- Chainsaws, brush cutters and hedge trimmers;
- Power mowers; and
- Scabblers or needle guns.
Vibration white finger affects the blood vessels, joints and nerves of the wrist and hand, leading the colour of the fingers to change from white to an intense red colour. It can lead to tingling or numb feeling in the fingers, as well as difficulty in picking up small objects such as pins, nails and screws. The loss of dexterity is the most worrying symptom, as it can lead to serious accidents.
Vibration white finger can be avoided by using machinery that is approved by industrial and safety regulations as being safe. Many employers don’t provide adequate safety and protection guidelines to their employees, so many workers are injured every year.
Use our no win no fee* claims experts in Rhondda Cynon Taf to make a vibration white finger compensation claim
Having helped thousands of people to make successful compensation claims for vibration white finger syndrome, our specialist lawyers can help you to start your claim, too. We have the expertise and experience needed to help you make vibration finger claims, and can give you expert legal advice if you have suffered from this condition due to negligence on your employer’s part.
Anyone who frequently uses vibrating tools at work is at risk of developing vibrating white finger. This is particularly common in:
- Mining and quarries;
- Steel work;
- Building and maintenance of roads and railways;
- Heavy engineering;
- Motor vehicle manufacture and repair; and
- Ship building and repair.
Accident Advice Helpline always want our clients to receive a fair amount of compensation for their injury. Our team of no win no fee* claims experts in Rhondda Cynon Taf, who have extensive experience in handling vibration white finger claims, will assess whether or not you have a valid claim.
If you are suffering from vibration white finger, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993, to talk to us about your situation today.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown