Successful compensation claim for vibration white finger(VWF)
Our client, based in Newcastle, was a welder for the same company for twenty-five years.
He would work full-time hours, plus around eight hours a week overtime, all the while using vibratory tools.
He suffered from injuries during his entire employment, but nothing was done by his employer to prevent further damage happening.
What was the case?
Our client was diagnosed with vibration white finger and suffered from having a constant cold feeling in his hands.
However, his now ex-employer argued that his vibration white finger symptoms were not related to his work and weren't caused in their workplace.
They also argued that the loss of sensation in his fingers was to do with trapped nerves in his neck, which, they argued was a condition our client would have had anyway, and was not related to his job.
This case spanned over four years because our client's ex-employer refused to accept that his suffering was a result of their treatment of him.
Over the four years, our client saw six different expert, including a professor of vascular surgery and an upper hand and limb surgeon consultant.
Our client's employer was disputing the validity of his claim all the way down to settlement.
The dispute over medical evidence for our client's vibration white finger was what caused the case to take so long.
However, despite taking a long time, we managed to achieve £10,000 in damages for our client.
Our client is only fifty-seven years old, so is not yet of retirement age.
The compensation that he received from this claim will therefore enable him to be more comfortable financially.
If you're suffering from a similar issue, contact us on 0800 999 2220 or use the contact form today.
We can help you with your vibration white finger compensation claim.
Hear more about the member(s) of our team featured above:
Nimish PatelSolicitor/Team Manager view profile
Our Promise to You
Friendly, personal legal services
We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.
Award-winning service in our fields of expertise
We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.
Advice tailored to your needs
We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.
Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.
Get in touch
Let us know how AWH Solicitors can help you by providing us with your details in the form below.
Please let us know when you want to be contacted so we can get in touch with you at a time that suits you best.