Vibration White Finger Compensation
What is Vibration White Finger?
Vibration White Finger, more recently known as ‘Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome’ (HAVS), is a recognised industrial disease which affects the muscles, arm joints, blood vessels and nerves in the arms and hands of industrial and construction workers. It’s generally caused through long-term exposure to continued vibrations through the use of power tools and motorised industrial equipment.
It’s typically noticeable to those suffering with the condition through tingling and numbness in your hands or fingertips, discolouration of the extremities and loss of dexterity – resulting in pains, aches and general discomfort.
Could I Be Affected By The Condition?
Vibration White Finger can occur in a variety of different industrial and manual working environments including everything from road and railway maintenance, forestry and construction through to heavy engineering, manufacturing, vehicle repairs and mining.
Essentially, anyone who has worked continuously with equipment vibrating between 5Hz and 2000Hz could be at risk of having developed the condition – frequencies between 5 and 150Hz, however, are typically recognised as being the frequencies with the greatest risk.
How Can I Claim For VWF?
In theory, employers should be protecting workers from Vibration White Finger (or HAVS) by providing everything from regular breaks and anti-vibration gloves through to equipment which is maintained and appropriate for the job at hand. If, however, this is not the case and you have not been protected in your line of work from the risks of VWF or HAVS then you could be eligible to make a claim.
By putting your Vibration White Finger compensation claim forward to us here at Tranter Cleere, you can be confident that our specialist solicitors will be able to handle your case with both sympathy and professionalism – ensuring the process is both as successful and stress-free as possible.
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