Finger numbness can be a symptom of a wide range of conditions. If the paresthesia is accompanied by tingling hands, poor circulation and bone cysts, and you have been working with vibratory tools or machinery, your numb fingers may be a warning sign of vibration white finger.
3 steps to follow if you have numb fingers
If you suffer from numb fingers and have been employed in a workplace where you are required to use vibratory machinery, Roberts Jackson recommends that you complete the following steps:
1) Inform your employer: Your employer is responsible for protecting your health and safety at work. You should therefore inform them of your numb fingers so that they have an opportunity to implement measures that prevent them from becoming worse or even permanent.
2) Get an official diagnosis: You should also visit your local GP, who can refer you to a specialist for medical tests and assessments. They can then provide you with an official diagnosis as well as medical treatment and advice on how to protect your health in the future.
3) Pursue a claim for compensation: If your employer doesn’t take action after you inform them of your numb fingers, which causes your symptoms to become worse or even permanent, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation with the support of Roberts Jackson.
If you would like further information on the options available if you suffer from numb fingers and/or vibration white finger symptoms, get in contact with our legal team on 0800 001 4496.
Our solicitors will be able to provide you with free, impartial legal advice and talk you through our straightforward vibration white finger claims process, which can help you to gain access to the justice that you rightfully deserve.