White Finger (VWF) Compensation
Vibration White Finger (or hand arm vibration syndrome), commonly referred to as ‘White Finger’, is a work related industrial injury caused by excessive exposure to vibrating handheld machinery. If you have been negligently exposed to large amounts of vibrating machinery and developed White Finger as a result then you may be able to make a white finger compensation claim.
Who can Claim White Finger Compensation?
If you have worked with vibrating handheld machinery during your career and are now experiencing pain and discomfort in your hands and fingers then you may be able to claim compensation.
There are many professions that use vibrating machinery on a daily basis, which include:
- Fabricators and welders
- Gangermen and labourers
- Shop fitters
- Groundworkers and banksman
- Cavity Wall technicians
- Garden Maintenance
Our solicitors have many years experience in dealing with industrial injury related compensation, including claims for white finger. If you have been exposed to vibrating tools and have developed problems with your hands then please contact our solicitors as soon as possible to discuss a potential white finger compensation claim.
What type of tools can cause White Finger?
Excessive periods of exposure to powerful handheld tools can damage blood vessels and nerves in the hands, which can lead to White Finger.
There are a number of tools that our experts solicitors know can lead to the development of White Finger, if used excessively. These tools include:
- German Jiggers and SP9’s
- Jackhammers, jigger picks and concrete breakers
- Hammer drills, rotary drills, SDS drills, core drills and combo drills
- Angled grinders (Makita), whackers and steel chisels
- Petrol engine saws (Stihl saws), rip saws and chainsaws
- Strimmers, mowers and blowers
Many of these tools produce huge amounts of vibration and just a few hours exposure a day can mean that an employer is negligent under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. There are strict legal obligations placed on employers to provide protection in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), regular breaks, risk assessments, and adequate training for their staff. If these obligations are not upheld, workers may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have worked with any of the tools listed above, or any other tools, and are experiencing symptoms relating to white finger, please contact us on 01507 609027 to discuss a potential white finger compensation claim with our experts.
How to Claim White Finger Compensation
Our solicitors aim to make the claim process as simple as possible.
We will start by taking a detailed account of your working career and establish where you were exposed to vibrating machinery. We will be able to quickly establish the prospects of a successful claim during an initial call, so contact us today to find out if we can help you claim compensation for white finger.
Contact our white finger compensation specialists
The Solicitors at Nigel Askew specialise in acting for clients in white finger compensation claims. We have many years experience in dealing with claims of this nature and are passionate about achieving justice for our clients.
If you would like to speak with a solicitor who specialises in white finger compensation claims, then please call us on 01507 609027 now or alternatively send an online enquiry using the form on the right of this page.
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