Vibration White Finger

Have you suffered from Vibration White Finger through no fault of your own?

Vibration White Finger (VWF) is an industrial injury that results in damage to nerves, muscles and blood-vessels in the arm, hand, wrist and fingers. It is now commonly considered as part of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which more fully encompasses the symptoms and conditions someone may be suffering from. It’s a secondary form of Raynaud’s Syndrome, and is caused by persistent use of vibrating handheld machinery such as concrete breakers, sanders, angle grinders, drills, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, mowers, and needle guns.

Vibration White Finger is caused when insufficient precautions have been taken and the resulting exposure to vibration causes small, but repeated, damage to nerves and blood vessels in the fingers, which ultimately restrict blood flow to the fingers and hands.

Vibrating equipment is covered by the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and as such,employers should:

  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): most frequently in the form of anti-vibration gloves
  • Monitorthe time spent exposed to vibration
  • Keep the work environment to a reasonable temperature
  • Provide training

Symptoms of Vibration White Finger:

Often, the symptoms of Vibration White Finger do not show immediately after the vibration injury, and can actually take 10 years or more to surface. If you are unsure about whether you are suffering with VWF, you should visit your doctor, who will draw conclusions from physical assessment and reviewing your full occupational history. This will help your GP establish a work link with the onset of your VWF.

Symptoms vary, depending on the severity of damage, but generally include:

    • Tingling
    • Numbness and lack of sensation
    • Loss of strength
    • White tips of fingers which then turn red
    • Pain and throbbing

If you believe your employer did not follow these measures, and you are currently suffering from Vibration White Finger, you may be able to make a claim for workplace injury compensation.

We understand that this can be a difficult and distressing time. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, making a claim for compensation may be the last thing you want to think about, but we would urge you to get the ball rolling and establish if you are eligible for compensation as soon as possible.

Claims can take considerable time to conclude, and in the meantime, your finances could be severely stretched. We deal with most cases on a ‘No win, No fee’basis, leaving you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about legal costs.

We’re experts in work-related claims, and will work tirelessly to ensure that the claims process adds no extra hassle or stress to your life, and that a resolution is achieved as quickly and smoothly as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation, expert advice, and support with your claim.

Determining liability is the first step in a Personal Injury case, and evidence will be required to prove that a third party was responsible for any injury or illness for which you are seeking compensation.

If you are unsure who is liable, or you are struggling to collect evidence, but still believe that you deserve compensation for your injuries, get in touch with our team immediately. We may be able to help build your case by talking with witnesses, experts, or other stakeholders to establish the facts.

It’s understandable that your main objective will be to recover from your experience and put it behind you. Claiming compensation for your suffering is often a good way of doing this, as it not only provides financial support at a time when you need it the most, but should also help you feel that justice has been served

We work tirelessly to ensure that each client is awarded the maximum compensation possible for their case. If you are successful in your claim, you may be awarded compensation for one or more of the following:

      • The injury sustained, including physical and mental damage. Compensation is awarded based on pain, suffering, and inability to resume ‘normal’ life.
      • Financial losses, including loss of earnings since the accident. Loss of potential future earnings may also be considered.
      • Out-of-pocket expenses including medical costs and travel to medical appointments. (Please note: It’s important to keep any receipts for out-of-pocket expenses so that they can be included in any claim). .

Our experience and expertise in Personal Injury cases will help you to secure the compensation you deserve.

If you have sustained a personal injury, seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to be aware that there are time limits for taking legal action. Don’t worry, we understand that it may be difficult for you to talk about what has happened, but please rest-assured that our sympathetic team is here to support you, and will make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

The first step is simply to get in touch with us. You can give us a call, email us, or complete our online enquiry form – whatever feels most comfortable for you.

We will take some basic details and information about what has happened, before introducing you to a carefully selected solicitor who specialises in your type of claim. They will then guide you through the rest of the process. (You can find out more about what that involves in the Attwood Solicitor’sGuide to Personal Injury Claims).

We deal with most cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as ‘No win, No fee’. This means:

      • No upfront payments
      • Nothing to pay if your claim does not succeed
      • No risk
      • Lack of funds will not prohibit you from making a claim

If you don’t receive any compensation, there is nothing to pay, so why not get in touch with our expert team and discover if you are eligible to make a claim?

There are many companies offering support for Personal Injury claims, but before you decide which one you trust to secure the best outcome for your case, here are some things you that you should know about Attwood Solicitors:

      • We are Personal Injury Specialists – that means we focus solely on ONE area of specialism, rather than trying to be a Jack of All Trades. As such, our expertise is unrivalled.
      • We are committed to processing your claim to the best of our ability, ensuring the best outcome for you, in the least stressful way possible.
      • We have a huge depth of experience and wide-ranging case history, which means that we can offer the best legal knowledge to support your claim.
      • We have a proven track record of successful claims and are proud of our reputation as leaders in our field.
      • We believe you have suffered enough already, and therefore undertake all Personal Injury Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
      • We believe you should have your own appointed Legal Expert to ensure continuity of care and tailored support.
      • We offer a sympathetic and supportive approach, understanding that you have been through, and are still going through, a difficult time.
      • We believe that open and honest communication is the key to a successful client relationship, and will keep you informed throughout, with clear and precise information.
      • We offer a free initial consultation where we will be honest with you about the likely success of your claim.
      • Our integrity is paramount, and we therefore offer our expertise in a caring and considerate way, where all decisions are made in the best interests of the client.
      • We will guide you and fight your corner for you, making the process as stress-free as possible.

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