Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is the umbrella term that describes several different conditions that result from excessive and prolonged use of vibrating tools in the workplace. One of the injuries that can result from this type of exposure is called Vibration White Finger (VWF) and the term describes what the issue is. If you believe you have the grounds for litigation in the form of a claim, contact us at Eldred Law to discuss further. Call us today at 0800 368 9401.
The Symptoms of Vibration White Finger
Injured nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in the arm, hand, wrist, and fingers all contribute to what is known as Vibration White Finger. While these are the most common symptoms, some individuals who suffer from VWF will experience all of them or just one or two. Here is a list of the typical signs:
– Tingling/numbness in fingertips
– Cold fingers/skin discolouration of the fingers
– aches/pains in the arms, hands, and fingers
If these sound like the conditions you have and are currently dealing with, you may have grounds for a compensation claim. To be sure, visit your medical professional to verify the symptoms then contact us at Eldred Law. We can discuss your situation and determine whether or not litigation is the route to follow.
How Vibration White Finger Is Diagnosed
Symptoms of VWF can take up to ten years to develop following exposure. Your medical professional will investigate your condition based on the following information you provide:
– Evidence of long-term exposure to vibration at the workplace
– Incidents of discolouration of finger skin
– The exclusion of all other possible causes
– Hand calluses
– A reduced sensation in the fingers
– Muscle weakness
When Should You Launch A Vibration White Finger Claim?
There is a time limit in place that you must follow for making personal injury compensation claims. There is a three-year window to work with but there are two points where that three-year timeline begins. It can be from the date of your injury or it can start from the date you became aware of the injury. Your claim should be launched within three years of your diagnosis.
How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
The size of your compensation payout will depend on various factors including:
– The extent of the injury
– Amount of financial losses you have incurred
How Long Does A VWF Claim Take To Settle?
Again, several factors will determine how long a vibration white finger claim will take to settle. A straightforward liability claim can be resolved in a about a year, others can take longer. To be sure, contact Eldred Law to speak to a lawyer about your claim. Call us today at 0800 368 9401 to book your appointment.
Caring and Sensitive UK Support
Your lawyer will take care of everything required as part of your VWF claim. You may also qualify for additional compensation for the following:
– Financial support to assist you while you cannot work
– Advice on personal injury trusts and benefits related to tax and welfare
– Coordination with service providers (rehabilitation/therapy)
– Access to treatments and therapies that you may not otherwise find available
Contact Us Today
If you believe that you have a claim for compensation from the workplace caused Vibration White Finger, contact us today at Eldred Law. We can discuss your details and determine the proper course of action based on your information. For details call 0800 368 9401.