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It is common for construction workers who have spent years working with vibrating tools and/or machinery to develop symptoms of vibration white finger (VWF). The profession is among those deemed high risk for such ailments.
The industrial disease, now more commonly known as hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), affects the hands and arms causing numbness or tingling in the joints. Symptoms are often exacerbated by cold weather and sufferers often complain of pain and loss of feeling in their fingertips.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms then it is important to make an appointment with a GP for an official diagnosis.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
If you're suffering from the symptoms outlined above and you've been working with vibrating tools for an extended period of time, you may be able to make a vibration white finger claim for compensation.
Any company that permits its workers to regularly use vibrating tools and machinery has a responsibility to ensure that they are used appropriately and within health and safety guidelines. This includes limiting the amount of time in which an employee handles tools that may cause damage to their health.
If you feel your employer has failed to adequately protect you from the dangers of working with vibrating tools common in the construction industry, we can help you.
Experienced Industrial Disease Solicitors
Many personal injury claims are as a result of a workplace accident or industrial diseases. vibration white finger is just one of the conditions which can develop when an individual's workplace does not properly monitor the use of tools. Our specialist industrial disease solicitors have a wealth of experience in such cases, so if you decide to make a claim with us, you can be sure you're in extremely capable hands.
We understand that making a claim can be daunting and work hard to ensure the process is as simple and smooth as possible.
Vibration White Finger Compensation Claim
Our industrial disease solicitors have helped secure compensation for many affected by vibration white finger. We can help you too.
If you or a family member have suffered an injury due to the use of vibrating tools in the workplace, contact us today.
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