Vibration White Finger (VWF) is a bout of pain in the fingers triggered by cold weather and cold objects. It is characterised by white fingers; hence the name “Vibration White Finger.” The fingers turn pale and cold due to the blood vessels narrowing. When the vessels dilate, the fingers turn red and this contrast causes pain.
If you have been diagnosed by your GP or Doctor ith vibration white finger, then get in touch with one of our solicitors about your claim for compensation. You can start a no win no fee claim for compensation with us, which means you wont need to pay any upfront fees, or pay a penny at the end – even if your claim is not successful. Complete our claim form and we will call you back to talk to you about your claim.
The primary cause of the syndrome is frequent use of vibrating hand-held power tools. These include tools like power drills, chainsaws, concrete breakers, powered lawn mowers and other machinery that vibrate when used. Although it mainly affects men, it can also affect women working in heavy industry also using vibrating tools regularly. Its believed that one-in-ten people who use such tools is at risk of eventually developing HAVS.
Yor employer should provide you with suitable gloves and rotate you between jobs so that you are not using vibrating tools for long periods of time.
Your employer should also provide you with adequate training including the early symptoms of vibration white finger and how you can exercise your fingers to improve circulation.
If you’ve developed Vibration white finger you may be able to make a claim against your employer. At Mercury Legal, we know that people may worry about making a claim against their employer – but there is no need to worry. Employers have insurance for situations such as this, and by making a claim you may be able to prevent this from happening to someone else in the future.
If you have been diagnosed with vibration white finger and would like to speak to a solicitor about your legal right to claim then call 0800 122 3130, anytime 24/7. Alternatively you can ask for a free call back to discuss your options and how much compensation you could claim. But hurry, time limits apply when making a claim for compensation.
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