Vibration White FingerDo you have a claim for Vibration White Finger?
Vibration White Finger
Vibration White Finger is a disorder that affects nearly 2 million people
- People working in an industrial environment with powertools
- Using pneumatic drills, chainsaws and power mowers
- Power tool causes finger tingles and numbness in your hands and fingers
- Tingling starts within minutes of use
- Working in extremely cold temperatures can also increase the risk
What is Vibration White Finger?
Vibration white finger (VWF), also known as hand/arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), has been recognised as an industrial disease in the UK by the Courts since 1975. VWF occurs when the blood vessels in the fingers become damaged restricting the blood flow to the finger ends. As the name of the disease suggests, the blood vessels become damaged due to the sufferer being exposed to excessive vibration over a period of time usually as a result of using hand held vibrating tools such as:
- Chain Saws
- Jack hammers / kangos
- Chipping hammers
- Riveting guns
- Air drills
- Impact wrenches
- Vibrating pokers
- Whacker plates
- Powered screw drivers
- Stihl saws / power saws
Any tool that causes vibration to be transmitted to the hand can lead to vibration white finger, the greater the amount of vibration the faster the condition can develop. Most employers are aware of the dangers of working with such tools and so should ensure that regular breaks are taken to prevent the condition developing but sadly not all comply with their obligations and At Mercury Legal we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have ever worked with vibrating tools and if you suffer from any of the following symptoms contact us now to see if we can help.
Making a claim for Vibration White Finger
Employers have a duty of care for your health and safety and simple precautionary measures can help employees avoid developing vibrating white finger from the use of power tools. You shouldnt worry about bringing a claim against your employer they will have insurance in place for situations such as these. If you suffer from Vibration White Finger as a result of employers negligence that you could be entitled to claim compensation.
- Our team will guide you through the claims process
- You’ll be represented by an experienced team
- Mercury Legal Online team will do all of the form-filling for you
- You will pay no up front fees
- You wont have to pay us a penny for our service
Make a claim for compensation
Vibration White Finger can leave you unable to work so making a claim can help compensate you for loss of earnings as well as helping you with your rehabilitation costs and medical bills. If you’d like to discuss making a claim or have any questions our friendly and experienced legal team will be happy to speak with you.
Contact our friendly team today
Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.
Claiming For Vibration White Finger (VWF)
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