Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims
Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims
Vibration White Finger (VWF) or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as it is commonly known as – is one of the most common industrial injury triggered by continuous use of vibratory hand-held machinery such as pneumatic drills, chainsaws, chainsaws, jackhammers, and grinders. Leveraging such equipment can limit the blood flow, causing fingers and hands to suffer from assaults of red and white discoloration, which leads to white finger syndrome. This disease is a secondary form of Raynaud’s syndrome and usually affects nerves, joints, muscles, blood vessels or connective tissues of the hand and forearm.
Henceforth, in working environments where employees are required to work with vibrating machinery, the employer must take necessary steps to mitigate the risk. This can mean – ensuring that all employees are given impact-resistant and anti-vibration gloves along with conducting proper risk assessment of the machines and tools. Certain types of equipment must only be used for short period, and workers should be given regular breaks-in-between, without fail.
Suffering from vibration white finger can be excessively distressing and uncomfortable, and the symptoms are often worse in cold weather. Some of the common symptoms of vibration white fingers are:
- Cold feeling in the fingertips
- Loss of grip or feeling in the hands
- Struggling to pick up trivial objects
- Severe pain in the hands and wrists
- Numbness or whiteness in the fingers
- Prickling or stinging sensation in the fingers
If you have experienced any of the aforementioned symptoms, or have any past or present jobs that involve working with vibrating tools, speak to your physician today. The sooner the disease is discovered, it can help you to obtain a much better chance of a curative treatment.
At Turner White Solicitors, our well-experienced solicitors help you to understand if you have a claim for compensation, while securing you the maximum compensation that you deserve to cover your medical expenses and lost income resulting from vibration white finger syndrome.
Why Should I Claim Compensation For Vibration White Finger?
If you’ve suffered vibration white finger because of something your employer did, or didn’t do, you are entitled to make a vibration white finger claim for compensation. Keeping you safe from illness and injury at work is your employer’s responsibility, and the rules about what they are and are obliged to do are laid out by the Health and Safety Executive.
If your claim for vibration white finger is honest, then you deserve to be compensated for the discomfort and suffering you’ve experienced because of someone else’s negligence. The compensation you receive is intended to help you concentrate on your recovering phase. However, that’s not all. If your household depends on your income, and it’s no longer coming in to the family, then this needs to be reflected too. In circumstances like this, vibration white finger compensation is designed to cover medical expenses, bills, food, council tax and the like, until you get your life back to normal.
In addition, vibration white finger compensation is not just about the money. For many, it is an acknowledgement of what you went through, an admittance of responsibility, and this can lead to modifications in procedure that could help avoid the same mistake happening to some other employee in the future.
If you’re not sure about whether you can claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to have a no obligation chat with one of our legally trained industrial disease solicitors, who will be able to help you and guide you with your claim.
When Can I Claim Compensation For Vibration White Finger?
If your employer/organization is found to be negligent in their duty to offer protection, information and equipment you required, and you or your colleagues have suffered as a result, get in touch with Turner White Solicitors to make vibration white finger claims today.
Vibration White Finger is instigated by unrelenting, direct physical contact to vibrations between 5 and 2000 Hz, while the frequencies between 5 and 150 Hz are supposed to carry the maximum danger. Some of the most common workplace equipment that causes this disease if not monitored carefully that our solicitors have witnessed in their vibration white finger claim cases are:
- Hammer drills
- Jack Hammers
- Needle scalers
- Power hammers
- Concrete breakers
- Hand-held grinders
If you or a family member is suffering from vibration white finger, you may have a case for making a vibration white finger claim for compensation against your employee, who have failed in their responsibility to protect you in their work environment.
Dedicated to attaining compensation and justice for wounded workers, our expert solicitors will ensure that you are completely compensated for any medical or financial issues caused. If you or a loved one is a victim of vibration white finger, you can call us on 01772 25 22 22 or request a call back and our expert solicitors will give you free consultation regarding your compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive for A Vibration White Finger Claim?
The amount of vibration white finger awarded in industrial disease claims depends on a number of different aspects. These aspects can include the severity of the injury caused, your income, the effect the damage has had on your life outside work, and whether the industrial disease needed further treatment and care.
You can find out how much claim you’re entitled to by getting in touch with one of our leading solicitors today on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or contact us online and we’ll able be happy to help you. We will be to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. However, if you want to get an estimated settlement figure before you contact us, you can always use our interactive compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Is There A Time Limit For Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims?
Yes. In the UK, the standard time limit within which an industrial disease claim can be filed is 3 years. If legal proceedings are not started within 3 years, the case is considered time barred and you are no longer entitled to claim for compensation. The 3-year deadline starts either from the date that the accident happened or from the date when it was established that your vibration white finger was directly/indirectly linked to the your present or past working environment, which is also known as ‘date of knowledge’.
Moreover, the 3 years’ time limit typically start to run from the date of diagnosis, but it may be earlier than this if you have already acknowledged a connection between your symptoms and its causes.
In any kind of industrial disease circumstances, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. This is because the details are more likely to be fresh in your mind, so it will be easier to recall. In addition, the paperwork you’ve had that related to your industrial disease will be close to hand.
For a free consultation about an occupational vibration white finger claim for compensation, call our No Win No Fee industrial disease solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you.
When you contact us, you don't have to start your vibration white finger claim for compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your disease was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start your claim for compensation.