Whether you have a general concern or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, you can turn to Roberts Jackson for any legal support you need at this upsetting time.
We have answered our most frequently asked questions related to vibration white finger below so that you can find out more about the condition and our claims process. Of course, if you would prefer to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on 0800 001 4496 for a free initial consultation, where we will take the time to listen to you and advise on the best options available.
If you are worried that you are suffering from vibration white finger, common warning signs include:
- Loss of strength and dexterity
- Blanching or whiteness and redness of the fingers
- Tingling, numbness and pain in the hands and fingers
- Throbbing and swelling of the fingers
Unfortunately, even if you only have some of the symptoms, you may still have the work-related condition.
What are the main causes of the condition?
Vibration white finger is typically caused by the overuse of specific tools. Workers who regularly use equipment such as jack hammers, pneumatic drills, chainsaws and sanders as part of their day-to-day employment are most at risk of developing the condition.
What steps should I take if I think I have vibration white finger?
If you believe that you have vibration white finger, we recommend that you make a medical appointment in order to get an official diagnosis and access to any treatment you need. Your medical specialist will be able to determine whether your condition has been caused by work, and the steps to follow to prevent your health from worsening overtime.
You should also tell your employer about your symptoms so that they have an opportunity to implement any additional health and safety measures required within the workplace.
If you are diagnosed with vibration white fingers, you can also turn to Roberts Jackson for legal advice and support. Our team will be able to help you pursue a claim against the responsible employer, and secure you the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Who is responsible for my condition?
An employer has a duty of care towards their employees and should adequately protect their health and safety while at work.
If your employer has failed to put the necessary measures in place, which has caused you to develop vibration white finger, they can be held responsible for your condition.
If you are uncertain as to where the blame lies, get in contact with Roberts Jackson. As you may be unaware of certain precautions your employer should have in place, we can help to determine whether your employer is at fault and if you are eligible to pursue a claim for compensation.
Is my vibration white finger permanent?
Vibration white finger will typically start off as temporary, but can worsen and become permanent if left overtime.
If you are suffering from symptoms, we recommend that you tell your employer right away. This will give them an opportunity to carry out a risk assessment and implement any further health and safety measures needed. This should stop your condition from becoming permanent or worsening, and will help to prevent any other workers from suffering from the condition.
Whether your vibration white finger is temporary or permanent, Roberts Jackson can provide you with legal advice on the options available to you.
How do I claim compensation for vibration white finger?
If your vibration white finger has been caused by someone else, such as a negligent employer, contact Roberts Jackson to discuss claiming for compensation.
Our solicitors will be able to use their experience and expertise to handle the claim on your behalf. From building the case to negotiating your payout with the responsible party, we can handle the entire process so that you can rest, recover and get your life back to normal once again.
If you would like to receive any legal advice and support for vibration white finger from our team, please feel free to contact us on 0800 001 4496 for an initial consultation.