Workplace injuries can be extremely varied, but any of them could lead to permanent disabilities and pain. If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of an accident like this that was not your fault, the services of a local solicitor might not be enough. You will want a firm who has plenty of experience and offers their services on a no win no fee* in Hellingly basis, and that firm should be Accident Advice Helpline.
Vibration white finger and no win no fee* in Hellingly
Vibration white finger (VWF, also known as hand arm vibration syndrome) is a condition which is caused through the prolonged use of vibrating tools including pneumatic drills, chainsaws, polishers, sanders and grinders. Ex-miners and engineers can often find that they develop this problem, although it is not limited solely to those professions, and anyone who uses vibrating machinery over a long period of time could be affected.
The problem stems from these tools restricting blood flow. This in turn makes the hands and fingers turn red and then white – hence the name. But it’s not just a question of the skin changing colour and looking sore; it is a painful condition and flare-ups are common.
The symptoms of VWF include loss of dexterity and strength in the hands and fingers, discolouration, tingling and/or numbness, swollen fingers and throbbing in the fingers. It can become difficult to pick up smaller objects, and everyday tasks such as tying shoelaces, brushing your hair or even using a knife and fork could become extremely difficult.
Symptoms are often found to get worse when the weather becomes colder, as even more blood flow is restricted. To protect against this issue, workers must always wear protective gloves and restrict their usage of vibrating machinery.
However, if you do suffer from VWF, you should consider making a no win no fee* in Hellingly claim for your condition. You will need to see a GP – and possibly a specialist – to confirm the diagnosis and those medical notes will be essential in speeding up your claim for compensation. Vibration white finger can really impact lives, and it is important that your life is not affected more than it really needs to be.
Accident Advice Helpline
To hear more about claiming on a no win no fee* in Hellingly basis, contact the experts at Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 689 0500 from a landline. From mobile phones it’s 0333 500 0993. Our fully trained and knowledgeable helpline staff can answer your queries, offer options, and discuss your claim so that you can decide whether to proceed.
Try our excellent online claim calculator to discover just how much compensation you could be awarded – it takes just 30 seconds, but it could mean a big difference to your life. Personal injuries that weren’t your fault shouldn’t impact your life any more than they have to – and claiming compensation is exactly the right thing to do.
Date Published: 28th January 2014
Author: David Brown