Vibration White Finger Claims
If you suffer from vibration white finger syndrome and believe it was caused by the negligence of a past or current employer, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The solicitors at Percy Hughes & Roberts have dealt with many cases of this nature, meaning we are well placed to offer advice to those who have been affected.
In the UK, vibration white finger claims are extremely common among workers who regularly use heavy machinery and tools such a pneumatic drills and chainsaws. Our dedicated, friendly solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Our expert team is based in Birkenhead and cover cases across all of the North West and beyond, including Cheshire, Liverpool and Wirral.
Contact us today by calling 0800 781 3894 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a time that is convenient for you.
What are the symptoms of vibration white finger?
The most common symptoms associated with vibration white finger are:
- Numbness in the fingers, hands and arms
- Pins and needles, or a tingling feeling
- Pain, particularly in cold weather
- Whitening of the fingers
- Loss of strength or grip
What are the causes of vibration white finger?
The symptoms are mainly caused by those who regularly, and for prolonged periods of time, use vibrating power tools, such as sanders, pneumatic drills and jackhammers. The vibration can cause damage to the blood vessels, nerves, joints and muscles in the hands, wrists and arms.
How should employers look to reduce the risk of vibration white finger?
If the use of vibration tools cannot be avoided then your employer should:
- Provide low-vibration tools and the right tools for the job
- Regularly and properly maintain the tools
- Arrange for adequate job rotation
- Monitor employees use of vibration tools
- Provide anti-vibration gloves
- Encourage employees to do finger/hand exercises
- Keep the work environment as warm as possible
- Ensure employees take regular breaks
If your employer has failed in their duty to reduce the risk of vibration white finger and your condition could have been avoided, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Who is eligible to make a claim?
You must make your claim within three years of the date that you knew or ought to have known that you had a significant problem with your hands/arms as a result of using vibratory tools.
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
If you want to find out more about claiming compensation for vibration white finger, or any other industrial diseases, contact Percy Hughes & Roberts today by calling 0800 781 3894 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a suitable time for you.