Are You Entitled to Make a Vibration White Finger Claim?
If you have developed vibration white finger as a result of using power tools or any other equipment that involves vibration while at work, then you could be entitled to make a Vibration White Finger Claim.
What Can You Claim For?
Since 1976, vibration white finger has been associated with working with vibrating power tools and therefore, as part of the health and safety act, employers have a duty of care to their employees when it comes to protecting them from the condition.
The common industries where vibration white finger occurs include mining, construction and steelwork. Some of the machinery or tools that are known to cause vibration white finger include:
- Pneumatic Drills
- Chain Saws
- Angle Grinders
If you have used any of the above tools, without the adequate health and safety equipment or training, and are suffering from vibration white finger as a result, then you could seek compensation.
What are the Symptoms?
There are a variety of vibration white finger symptoms depending on the seriousness of the damage you have suffered. The most common symptoms include:
- Loss of Strength and Dexterity
- Blanching or whiteness and redness of the fingers
- Tingling in the hand or fingers
- Numbness in the hand or fingers
- Pain in the hands or fingers
- Throbbing and swelling of the fingers