Vibration white finger (VWF), or hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) affects people whose jobs involve them using vibrating tools over a long period of time. If you suffer from vibration white finger, it may be that your employers are to blame. If you feel this is the case, we can investigate for you and help you to claim compensation.
Unfortunately, vibration white finger is a permanent condition with no known cure that leaves sufferers in debilitating pain and often unable to work. VWF is also associated with Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Many VWF sufferers are forced to retrain, seek early retirement or are simply unable to work making it difficult to support themselves and their family. Compensation can go a long way towards easing the financial burdens a long term condition can cause.
If you want to claim for vibration white finger or just to get some free legal advice, call us on 0800 10 757 95 to speak to an industrial disease expert.
The symptoms for VWF can be seen in the fingers; as well as becoming numb and turning white, they may spasm due to sporadic lack of blood supply.
The main symptoms of VWF to spot in the hands, fingers and arms include:
Workers in construction and mining industries who use vibrating machinery and tools in cold temperatures are most at risk of developing serious symptoms of vibration white finger. In extreme cases tradesmen who work under these severe conditions may lose their fingers.
If you have been diagnosed with, or are suffering the symptoms of VWF talk to a solicitor today.
The amount of compensation you could be awarded for VWF varies, but in cases where a worker has lost a finger, our experienced solicitors have been able to secure compensation claim awards of as much as £20,000.
If it is possible to show that your employer is responsible for symptoms of VWF or Raynaud’s phenomenon, whether through bad training programmes, negligence towards you, or by supplying sub-standard equipment, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Our team of industrial disease specialists excels in providing professional, sensitive and successful representation alongside expert and impartial advice. We strive to deliver the very best results for every client who has suffered from an industrial disease or accident.