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Vibration White Finger Claims

Vibration White Finger (VWF) is caused by constant use of vibrating hand held tools such as chainsaws, hammers and pneumatic drills.

Symptoms of Vibration White Finger include blue or white fingers and can be very painful for suffers.

What is Vibration White Finger?

Vibration White Finger is a form of industrial injury that is caused by everyday use of handheld machinery in an industrial environment.

Common symptoms include numbness, tingling and severe pain in the fingers affected.

Vibration White Finger occurs because the blood supply is interrupted due to the constriction of the blood vessels in the finger. As the circulation of blood stops the fingers can turn blue or white causing mild to serve pain for the injured.

Even though the symptoms are only shown the fingers VWF can also have damaging effects on the nerves, joints and muscles in the arms, making it essential that the symptoms are spotted and preventative methods are taken.

If you are suffering from Vibration White Finger experts recommend to stop using vibrating hand held tools before the symptoms worsen.

Common industries where VWF is found include those that use heavy machinery including engineering and highway maintenance.

Also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

In recent years vibration white finger has also been commonly referred to as Hand Arm Vibration syndrome (HAVS).

The symptoms are similar, however Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome also refers to the affect that vibrating machinery can have on the nerves, joints and muscles in the arms.

If you are suffering from either Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome or Vibration White Finger as a result of employer negligence you will be able to make a compensation claim.

Making a Vibration White Finger Claim

In previous years Vibration White Finger compensation claims have been very common however as awareness of the disorder has increased the number of compensation claims has reduced.

If you are suffering from VWF as a result of employer negligence can help you. Our team of industrial injury solicitors will guide you through your VWF claim, explaining each step of the process as it happens.

To make a Vibration White Finger Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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