Do you suffer from vibration white finger? Did you realise that we could be able to get you compensation for your condition?
Here at Injuries Direct we have well over a decades experience in successfully getting vibration white finger sufferers the maximum compensation they deserve.
Vibration White Finger or VWF is caused by the vibrations from power tools such as drills, chainsaws or hammers. Using such tools is common practice in many construction and industry working environments.
If you are suffering from vibration white finger as a result of your work, you may be entitled to compensation.
Vibration white finger can result in horrible symptoms, including constant pain in that hands which hugely reduce your quality of life, and it can stop you working for good in the job that you love. If you’re worried about the financial implications of vibration white finger, you shouldn’t hesitate to make a vibration white finger claim for compensation.
Your employer has a duty to protect you from injuries such as VWF and should have trained you accordingly to make you aware of the dangers and threats that are posed in these situations. If they have failed to do so, then they become liable for compensation claims against them.
If you have not been protected from VWF then Contact Us now for our help.
The Effects of Vibration White Finger
Vibration White Finger affects tens of thousands of workers in the UK and the symptoms and affects include:
- A tingling ‘whiteness’ or numbness in the fingers.
- Fingers changing colour rapidly depending on the temperature
- Loss of manual dexterity and reduced grip strength.
Some vibration white finger sufferers complain of feeling constant pain in their hands and arms. It can cause discolouration to the skin on a victim’s fingers; starting at the fingertips and working its way down to the knuckles.
A sufferer of vibration white finger may also experience red or blue fingers as the blood circulation cools down and warms back up again as a result of the outside temperate and conditions.
In the most extreme of cases of vibration white finger, specific fingers may have to be amputated. For some the symptoms can appear and then disappear depending on how much they use the tools at work. But, if the exposure to the cause of the vibration white finger is sustained over months or years, the problem is likely to worsen over time.
Tell us about your condition and we will explain how we can help you make a vibration white finger claim. Contact Us here.
Making a Vibration White Finger Claim for Compensation
Your employer will be covered by insurance for any claim against them, and you should therefore not feel guilty to follow up your vibration white finger compensation claim. It may even persuade them to enforce proper training for current and future employees.
What’s important to remember is that vibration white finger can have massive physical and psychological affects on your life and can prevent you from doing many tasks that you took for granted before. A sufferer may lose income due to their inability to work from the pain or loss of muscle tension in the hands. They may also not be able to take part in other activities, or even lose the ability to grip or carry objects properly.