Vibration White Finger
Vibration white finger is a potentially disabling condition of the fingers and hands due to over exposure of vibration. It is also know commonly known as hand-arm vibration syndrome.
The syndrome is quite often found in people whose occupation involves their hands being exposed to vibration, and it typically seen in pneumatic drill operators, asphalt breakers, power chain saws, chipping tools, concrete vibrators and levellers, polishers, jackhammers, power jigsaws, sanders and angle grinders, compactors, power lawnmowers, riveters, and even electronic games in which the hand controls vibrate such as the playstation.
The symptoms are an initial tingling sensation in the fingers also with numbness. The fingers can then become white and swollen when cold and then red and painful when warm again. The weather at the time can play an important role in aggravating the condition, wet and cold weather particularly. Problems can arise when trying to pick up small items such as nails as the feeling in the fingers diminishes and there is a loss of strength and grip in hands.
In 1976 it was recognised that vibrating power tools could cause Vibration White Finger. A duty of care was placed upon employers to protect their employees from this danger.
If you have developed Vibration White Finger as a result of vibrating tools at work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Help With Your Claim is backed by a panel of personal injury experts who have over 60 years combined experience. We will be able to advice you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation.
If you do have a valid personal injury compensation claim and you decide to instruct our lawyers to deal with the matter for you, we will recover our legal fees from the person responsible for your injury. You will receive 100% of your compensation and any disbursement on top of that. Call us today to see how we can help you with your claim for compensation.