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Vibration White Finger (VWF) Compensation Claims

Vibration White Finger Compensation Claim Information

Vibration White Finger (VWF) is a common disease that make the fingers turn white that can occur in the workplace by overusing vibrating hand machinery. It was more commonly called Vibration White Finger (also referred to as white finger vibration) but later sciences have discovered that there are also other Vibration White Finger Symptoms that are connected to the disease other than having white fingers, so it is now more commonly referred to as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

How do vibration white finger accident claims happen?

If you want to start a claim for vibration white finger compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with vibration white finger cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your vibration white finger compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for vibration white finger sufferers.

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    Can I make a vibration white finger accident claim?

    In 2005 the government introduced The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations. This legislation is intended to protect employees from being exposed to working conditions that could lead to the onset of Vibration White Finger.
    It specifies the duties and responsibilities of the employer, which ensures that the employer must take appropriate measures to minimize industrial injuries, such as Vibration White Finger.
    Some of the measures that the employer is required to take include:

    • Providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), this could be in the form of gloves that reduce the vibrations.
    • Ensuring you have access to the correct tools for the task.
    • Being given the correct training on how to use the tools and measures you can take to reduce the risk of developing injuries related to vibrating tools.
    • Ensuring you have regulated breaks, to avoid using equipment that vibrates for extended periods.
    • Make sure all tools are fit for purpose, well-maintained and are operating the way they should.
    • Ensuring that the general working environment is safe and the risk of injury is as minimal as possible.

    If you feel your employer has neglected their duty of care, you may have grounds for a White Finger Vibration compensation claim.

    Ex-miners are making claims against British Coal for Vibration White Finger due to the machinery they use for tunnelling. This machinery led to many coal miners contracting the disease. There are also people within the construction industry that are making claims due to the overuse of handheld machinery. There are also people making claims due to working industrial for many years.

    How do I make a vibration white finger compensation claim?

    If you want to start a claim for vibration white finger compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with vibration white finger cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your vibration white finger compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for vibration white finger sufferers.

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    What accident claims can vibration white finger cover?

    What you may not know is that you can actually claim for compensation with a specialist such as Tylers Solicitors because it is considered an industrial disease, a disease occurred at work, through no fault of your own. Depending on the severity of the Vibration White Finger you could claim anything between £3,000 and £25,000 compensation.

    Thanks to our many years of experience, we can work to get you the compensation you need to move on with your life. if you are or were an unfortunate employee, that’s suffered a workplace injury, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

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    Compensation Amounts

    Industrial Disease Compensation Claims Amounts

    If you have had an accident at work and it’s resulted in vibration white finger and want to know the average amount of compensation you can claim, use our quick compensation calculator below to calculate the average compensation you will receive.

    Minor Vibration White Finger

    If you have had occasional symptoms in only a few fingers with a modest effect on work or leisure, then you may be due compensation.

    £2,390 to £7,580

    Moderate Vibration White Finger

    If you are in your middle years where employment has been maintained or varied only to remove excess vibration then you may be owed compensation. Attacks will occur mostly in cold weather.

    £7,580 to £14,690

    Serious Vibration White Finger

    This bracket consists of consistent interference with work and domestic activity. Attacks will occur through the year. If this sounds like your case, you’re due compensation.

    £14,690 to £27,740

    Severe Vibration White Finger

    If you are struggling with persisting bilateral symptoms and you are a younger person, then we can get you the compensation you deserve. This interferes with your life on a daily basis and may lead to drastic career change.

    £27,740 to £33,700

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long until I can make a vibration white finger compensation claim?

    You have exactly 3 years to claim for compensation after the initial diagnosis of your vibration white finger at the workplace.

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    Tylers Solicitors are no win, no fee accident claims solicitors, which means if you lose your case against vibration white finger, then you do not pay us a fee.

    What Are the Symptoms of Vibration-Induced White Finger?

    One of the tell-tale signs of vibration white finger is that the finger tips turn white and numb. The disease can occur when a worker continually operates vibrating hand machinery over a number of years to a point where they start to develop the signs. The name was given to the disease due to the lack of colour that occurs in the fingers because of a limited blood circulation within the effected areas. Your finger tips turn white in cold weather which can cause Vibration White Finger sufferers further discomfort so it is important to keep your hands warm during the colder seasons.

    As a second form of Reynauds Phenomenon, history shows that sufferers will experience a whitening of the skin or cold fingers. This is caused by damage to the blood vessels causing them to narrow, which prevents a good blood flow throughout the effected fingers. Oxygen is then used up, and then the blood vessels reopen releasing a good flow of blood back to the fingers effected areas. This three step process causes the sufferers fingers to go white or numb, then they will blush, and then finally will go blue to a bright red when the blood is once again starting to circulate throughout the fingers. When the blood flow returns the sufferer may experience either tingling, throbbing or pain to the effected fingers and you may start to feel a burning sensation.

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