Vibration White Finger Claims
Vibration white finger (VWF) is a condition caused by the excessive use of vibrating power tools such as road breakers, drills, saws, vibrating compactors and even by holding materials that are being worked on by vibrating machinery.
Symptoms of VWF
The symptoms of Vibration White Finger are as follows:
- Tingling / numbness in the hands and fingers
- Loss of sensation
- Painful hands and fingers
- Fingers going white
- Inability to carry out everyday tasks
- Reduced grip
If you suffer from vibration white finger then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against your employer who has a duty of care towards the health and safety of its employees. This means that employers are responsible for encouraging their employees to take regular rest breaks, training their employees, informing their employees of the risks involved and providing the appropriate safety equipment such as anti-vibration gloves.
Make a Claim for Vibration White Finger in Wakefield
The amount of compensation you can claim following vibration white finger will depend on how serious the condition is. In addition to compensation for vibration white finger an employee can also make a claim for psychiatric injury, medical bills, travel expenses and loss of income. This compensation will be paid out by your employer’s insurance company, insurance which your employer is legally required to have in place in accordance with the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.
In order to make a successful compensation claim for vibration white finger you should speak with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors Wakefield who will help you to make a claim on a no win no fee* basis. This means that you do not have to worry about expensive legal bills when making a claim, instead you can focus on recovery.
Any claim should be made within three years of the date of the accident or three years from the date you are diagnosed. Any claim brought outside of this time period is likely to be unsuccessful unless you have special permission from the court to bring the claim (which will only be granted in very limited circumstances).
Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims Solicitors Wakefield
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