Vibration white finger (VWF) is a disorder which affects blood vessels, joints, nerves and muscles in the hands, wrists and arms. It is caused by regular use of vibrating hand-held tools. Symptoms of VWF may include a tingling sensation, numbness in the fingers and loss of nerve sensation. Fingers will often turn blue, then white, then red, particularly in cold weather. Some people may have difficulties picking up objects because of reduced sensation in their fingers and loss of strength and grip in their hands. Tingling and pain may extend to the wrists and arms. If this injury has been caused by an employer failing to meet the standards of health and safety legislation then you should instruct a VWF solicitor to claim compensation on your behalf.
Power tools which can cause this injury:
Any person, who is using or has used vibrating tools in the course of employment, has reasonable prospects of bringing a successful vibration white finger compensation claim. For a claim to be successful it is necessary to prove that the VWF was caused by an employers negligence and that :-
Damages for a vibration white finger compensation claim to which you may be entitled depends on the extent of the injuries and disabilities. Sufferers are graded according to the severity of the symptoms and the frequency of attacks. Compensation obtained by a VWF solicitor may include damages for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical, pharmaceutical and treatment expenses.
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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here