Using vibrating tools regularly can cause vibration white finger (VWF, also known as hand-arm vibration syndrome or HAVS); an uncomfortable and painful issue that affects the hands to an extend up to being unable to use them for periods of time. That’s why we are here to help you for Vibration White Finger Claim.
Using vibrating tools regularly can cause vibration white finger (VWF, also known as hand-arm vibration syndrome or HAVS); an uncomfortable and painful issue that affects the hands to an extend up to being unable to use them for periods of time.
Even if your symptoms are not severe, they may still prevent you from doing otherwise simple tasks such as grip or hold objects, and it can get worse as the colder weather sets in as symptoms are often triggered by the cold. For some people, they’re unable to do anything and even miss work and are no longer to undertake physical hobbies and sports they once enjoyed.
Claim Today has been a personal injury brand specialising in workplace and industrial accidents, including vibration white finger claim, for over 20 years and we have the experience and expertise to get you the personal injury compensation and support you need to look ahead to the future.
Vibration white finger or hand-arm vibration syndrome stems from using heavy vibrating tools such as pneumatic drills, power drills, chainsaws, compactors, hedge trimmers, grinders, as so forth.
After time, the vibrations can affect the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in your hands and arms which can cause throbbing pains and numbness to the point where you lose the ability to grip.
As an employee, you have the right to work in a safe environment that does not expose you to excessive vibration from tools or machinery. Excessive vibration can cause harm to your hands and fingers, such as **vibration white finger (VWF)**, a condition that affects blood circulation and nerve function. If you have developed VWF as a result of your work, you may be entitled to make a vibration white finger claim for compensation.
Quite simply, you wouldn’t be putting your job at risk by claiming against your employer.
In the UK, there are strict employment laws in place stating that employers can not treat you any differently or dismiss you for bringing a claim against them.
In fact, all UK businesses are required to have employer’s liability insurance, which is likely to be what employer’s would use to handle your claim, safeguarding themselves in the event of a claim.
If you have developed vibration white finger and you believe that it falls under employer liability, then you might have a claim.
To Apply for a Vibration White Finger Claim, We offer free impartial advice on whether you can make a claim either by completing our online form, or calling our claim team on 0800 29 800 29. Alternatively, request a callback on this page and we will call you back.
Frequently asked questions
The average claim for white finger varies depending on the severity of the injury and the individual’s circumstances. In general, however, claims for white finger can range from a few thousand dollars to several hundred thousand dollars.
White finger is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers. It is caused by repetitive use of the hands and fingers in cold temperatures. White finger is most common in people who work in cold environments, such as construction workers, mechanics, and fishermen.
To file a claim for white finger, you will need to provide evidence that your injury was caused by your job. This evidence can include medical records, employment records, and witness statements. You may also need to provide evidence that your employer knew or should have known about the risk of white finger.
If you have developed white finger as a result of your job, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injury and the individual circumstances of your case.
Here are the steps on how to claim for white finger:
If you are denied a claim by your employer’s insurance company, you may have the right to appeal the decision. You can appeal the decision to the workers’ compensation board in your state.
If you are still denied benefits after appealing the decision, you may be able to sue your employer for damages. To succeed in a lawsuit, you would need to prove that your employer knew or should have known that your job was dangerous and that they failed to take steps to protect you from injury.
It is important to note that the laws governing workers’ compensation vary from state to state. This means that the specific requirements for filing a workers’ compensation claim may be different in your state. If you have any questions about filing a workers’ compensation claim, you should contact a lawyer.
Vibration white finger (VWF), also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers. It is caused by exposure to vibration, such as from using power tools or operating machinery. VWF is most common in people who work in construction, mining, and other industries where they are exposed to vibration.
Vibration damages the small blood vessels in the fingers, which can lead to reduced blood flow. This can cause the fingers to turn white or blue, especially in cold weather. VWF can also cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the fingers. In severe cases, VWF can lead to permanent damage to the fingers.
Yes, you may be eligible for a pension for white finger if you have developed the condition as a result of your job. The amount of pension you receive will depend on the severity of your injury and the individual circumstances of your case.
Here are the steps on how to claim a pension for white finger:
If you are denied a claim by your employer’s pension plan, you may have the right to appeal the decision. You can appeal the decision to the pension plan board.
The amount of compensation you will receive for a personal injury claim depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the amount of your medical expenses, your lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have experienced.
General damages, covering the pain and suffering you have gone through and the impact the injury or illness has had on your life up to the point of settlement and any impact into the future. The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for general damages will depend on the severity of your injury and the individual circumstances of your case.
Special damages, covering your financial losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses that have been incurred as a result of your injury. The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for special damages will depend on the amount of your actual losses.
If you are successful in your personal injury claim, you may be awarded compensation for both general and special damages.
The time limit for filing a claim for white finger varies depending on the country or state in question. In the United Kingdom, for example, you have 3 years from the date of your injury to file a claim. If you file your claim after the time limit has expired, it will likely be dismissed.
It is important to note that the time limit for filing a claim for white finger is not always three years. In some cases, the time limit may be shorter or longer. If you are unsure about the time limit for filing a claim in your jurisdiction, you should consult with an attorney.
Yes, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if you have white finger that is causing you significant difficulty in your daily life.
PIP is a benefit for people who have long-term health conditions or disabilities that affect their ability to work. It is not means-tested, so you do not have to have low income to qualify.
To qualify for PIP, you must meet certain criteria. You must be aged 16 or over and living in the UK. You must also have a physical or mental health condition or disability that has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months and affects your ability to do certain daily activities.
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