Vibration white finger claims solicitors

If you have developed vibration white finger syndrome at work, our expert solicitors can help you claim compensation.

In a free phone consultation, our no win, no fee compensation experts will assess your situation and explain to you what legal options you have in regard to making a vibration white finger claim.

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Do you regularly work with high power tools that have caused you numbness, pain or stiffness in your hands and arms? Then our solicitors can help you to claim compensation.

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Assessing if you can claim compensation

Each person’s situation is unique, which is why we believe it’s always best to get tailored legal advice before you make the decision to start a VWF compensation claim. To help you get started, we offer a free and fast no obligation assessment of your claim over the phone.

Our specialists will go through a range of questions to get a clear understanding of your situation before explaining which legal options are available to you.

What is vibration white finger syndrome?

Vibration white finger syndrome is a permanent condition which is caused by working with high power vibratory tools. The continuous use of vibratory tools can cause damage to the nerves, blood vessels and joints of your arms, wrists and hands. 

Vibration white finger syndrome symptoms can cause severe pain and discomfort.

Other common vibration white finger symptoms include:

  • Loss of strength and dexterity
  • Blanching or whiteness from the top of the fingers spreading to both sides of the hand
  • Tingling, numbness and pain in the hands and fingers
  • Throbbing and swelling of the fingers

If you are suffering from vibration white finger you might notice that your symptoms get worse in cold weather and that you struggle to pick up small objects. 

You will also likely notice that pain and discomfort is not constant. Often symptoms present themselves during flare-ups, which usually last between 2 and 30 minutes. How long and how severe your symptoms are will depend on the nerve damage you have suffered.

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the severity of your symptoms. When we speak to you, our team will be able to assess the severity of your condition and what compensation you may be entitled to.

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Tools and machinery most likely to cause VWF

Tools and machinery that are most likely to cause VWF include:

  • Jackhammers
  • Concrete breakers and concrete pokers
  • Chainsaws and jigsaws
  • Powered sanders such as DA sanders and angle grinders
  • Powered lawn mowers, strimmers or hedge trimmers
  • Polishers
  • Hammer drills and pneumatic drills
  • Brush cutters

Have any of the above tools caused regular throbbing, swelling or pain in your fingers? Then you are likely suffering from vibration white finger syndrome symptoms.

What your employer should do to prevent VWF

There are steps that your employer should take to prevent you developing VWF when you work with vibratory tools.

Most importantly, your employer should always provide you with the proper protection and training, and give you adequate breaks when using vibratory equipment. When your employer has failed to provide you with this type of protection, they can be held responsible for your condition. 

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 is set out to ensure that people do not suffer from vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration. This legislation sets out that employers must control the risks from exposure.

If you are suffering from vibration white finger because your employer failed in their duty of care towards you, our solicitors can help you claim compensation.

Reporting vibration white finger syndrome symptoms to your employer

Vibration white finger, like hand arm vibration syndrome, is often permanent.

This is why it’s important that you and your employer act as soon as you start noticing symptoms.

As soon as symptoms appear you should inform your employer. They should then review the amount of time you are operating power tools and assess if there are any protective measures they can put in place to avoid your condition worsening. Your employer should review the protective equipment you have been provided with and limit the amount of time you work with vibratory tools. 

At this time you should also consider speaking to a solicitor specialised in vibration white finger compensation claims, as you shouldn’t have to suffer as a result of your employers’ negligence.

If you have developed vibration white finger symptoms, we can help you start your compensation claim.

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Why choose AWH Solicitors

With years of experience, our industrial disease solicitors will be able to  help you claim the compensation you deserve, on a no win, no fee basis. We will work hard to construct a strong vibration white finger compensation claim against your employer, so that you can get back on your feet and move forward in your life and career.

We will always provide you with straight-forward, jargon free advice and support.

Get started with your vibration white finger claim today. 

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  • What is vibration white finger?

    Vibration white finger(VWF) is a condition caused by the continuous use of vibratory tools such as jackhammers, grinders, sanders, concrete breakers and drills.

    Using such vibratory tools can limit/stop blood flow to your fingers, sometimes causing fingers to go white, especially in cold conditions.

    VWF can be very painful and stop you from working, either on a temporary basis or permanently.

    If you are suffering from VWF you might be able to claim compensation. Compensation can cover your lost income, and give you the boost you need to get your life going in the right direction again.

  • What causes vibration white finger syndrome?

    VWF syndrome is caused by excessive use of vibratory tools, which over time can cause damage to nerves, blood vessels and joints, specifically in your hands.

    There are many tools that can cause VWF. In general, frequent use of any vibratory power tools can cause the condition to develop over time.

    Risks of developing vibration white finger can be minimised by your employer, who is responsible for providing you with proper protection and breaks when using vibratory tools that can cause VWF.

    You should generally be provided with protective gloves, and the time you are spending using this type of equipment should be carefully monitored and managed.

  • Can vibration cause nerve damage?

    The simple answer is yes. Frequent use of vibratory power tools can cause damage to the nerves, blood vessels and joints in the hands, arms and wrists.

    This type of nerve damage is permanent.

    If you are suffering from nerve damage caused by the frequent use of vibratory tools at work, we can likely help you claim compensation.

  • Can I make a vibration white finger compensation claim?

    Every VWF claim is different, so it's always best to get an assessment of your specific circumstances from an industrial disease solicitor.

    In general, we can help you claim for VWF syndrome if your condition was caused at your work, as a result of your employer not providing you with the right protection and breaks, and when the condition developed or worsened within the last 3 years.

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