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Vibration White Finger

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If you have suffered a Vibration White Finger injury as a result of the type of work you do, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Many British workers have been awarded compensation after they developed Vibration White Finger, a condition caused by working with vibrating machinery such as chain saws and drills. Sufferers of vibration white finger include lumberjacks, grinders, car mechanics, road workers, welders and all others who regularly use hand-held power tools. The condition is a form of Raynaud's Disease, an illness which mainly affects women, usually with mild symptoms.

How we can help if you have Vibration White Finger
The Claim Solicitors are a leading personal injury firm in the UK and have won compensation claims for thousands of people who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Our approach is to provide a friendly and efficient service to make the process of claiming compensation as straightforward as possible.

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If you have sustained a Vibration White Finger injury as a result of the nature of your work and would like to make a claim for personal injury compensation or if you would like to discuss in confidence any matter related to a personal injury claim, please call our claim team on 0800 197 32 32 or complete the claim assessment opposite.

What is Vibration White Finger?
Vibration White Finger is caused by a restriction in the blood supply to the extremities, usually the fingers and toes. It can also affect the ears and nose. These parts of the body initially turn white and dead-looking and then become inflamed. An attack may be accompanied by significant pain, numbness or a tingling sensation.

Vibration white finger compensation claim advice

This is due to an intermittent lack of blood supply to the fingers. The condition is usually not severe and only causes minor discomfort. But it can lead to skin ulcers and even gangrene, and it can be progressive over a period of several years. VWF is triggered by continuous use of vibrating hand machinery, but some forms of primary Raynaud's Disease have no trigger. The disease can also be genetically inherited, however, in these cases, the attacks are usually mild. Secondary Raynaud's is less common and more severe. It is linked to underlying diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

What triggers attacks?

Symptoms include:

If you believe that you may have a problem with vibration white finger and would like to claim compensation for your injury, then you need to do the following straightaway:

Consult your doctor. Most doctors now accept that VWF is a genuine physical problem and do take it seriously. If your not satisfied with his or her response then see another doctor until you are satisfied.

Stop whatever activities are causing the pain. This is obviously something that is much easier to say than do, as often these activities form a major part of someone's working life. However, by trying to work through it, the problem will just get worse. Vibration white finger is very treatable in the early stages, but even a short delay in seeking rest and treatment can put back recovery by weeks, months or even years.

Useful links

HAVS Screening Limited - www.whitefinger.co.uk

Patient - www.patient.co.uk