Vibration white finger compensation claims

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What is hand arm vibration syndrome? 

Hand arm vibration syndrome (also known as vibration white finger) is condition affecting people that use vibrating power tools such as grinders, fettling tools, riveting tools, pneumatic drills and chain saws during the course of their work. 


What are the symptoms of hand arm vibration syndrome?

Vibration white finger is a condition that many who work with vibrating tools may have, but few realise that they can make vibration white finger claims.

  • Tingling feeling or numbness in the fingertips
  • Aches and pains in the joints
  • Reduced strength in the fingers
  • Skin discolouration and/or cold fingers

If you have any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from Vibration White Finger (VWF) or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and it may be possible to make a vibration work finger claim.

Upon suffering from any of these symptoms, you should seek medical advice, especially if you are still using vibratory tools, as your condition may worsen. If you believe that you are suffering from vibration white finger from work, the Hugh James industrial disease team will provide the specialist help that you need. For a no obligation consultation with one of our legal experts please call today.


Am I at risk of developing a vibration injury?

Generally any worker that is tasked in using vibrating power tools or machines are at risk of developing the condition.  High risk industries include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Agricultural
  • Mining

If you believe that you are suffering from vibration white finger from work, the Hugh James industrial disease team will provide the specialist help that you need. For a no obligation consultation with one of our legal experts please call today.


Why use Hugh James?

Hugh James white finger claim solicitors will answer questions such as:

  • Am I entitled to vibration white finger compensation?
  • What will vibration white finger claims cost?
  • What are my rights?
  • Is there financial help available?
  • Can I have more treatment?
  • Will a vibration white finger claim affect my job?

There are strict time limits in personal injury and industrial disease claims such as vibration white finger compensation. Don’t delay and contact us immediately for free initial advice.

At Hugh James, our white finger claim solicitors are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority and use years of experience and expertise to give you the best possible advice and to win cases that others wouldn’t. We’ve represented clients in Swansea, Cardiff and South Wales and often apply complex laws and regulations to prove the individual details of your case – while we will also utilise the right medical experts to prove that your work has caused your injury.

Key contact

Simon Ellis is a Partner with Hugh James and has worked with the firm for more than 20 years, having trained and qualified here. Simon heads up the Military Department, advising and assisting current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries.

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Your questions answered

How do I make a claim for white finger compensation?


Making the initial enquiry to see if you are able to pursue a white finger compensation claim is easy, simply contact our specialist white finger claim solicitors either via telephone or our online enquiry form.

To make pursing a compensation claim as easy as possible you will not have to visit any of our offices. We can arrange home visits across the country where necessary and shall verbally discuss everything with you via telephone.

In our initial consultation we shall discuss your potential claim free of charge, without obligation. If your claim has a reasonable chance of being successful we will then run you through your options and give you the opportunity to instruct us to act on your behalf on a no win, no fee, basis.

Our team of lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

How much compensation can I expect?


This really depends on your circumstances and the severity of your injury or illness.  This can vary between individuals, but be rest assured that our specialist team is experienced in ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Compensation will include an award for the pain and suffering caused by your illness. In addition compensation can also be claimed in respect of care needs, financial losses, medical care and treatment.

Will I lose my job if I claim against my employers?


If you have been injured at work and then exercise your right to bring a claim for compensation against your employer, you should then not be adversely treated by your employer.  The reality is that although you may be bringing a claim against your employer in name, your claim will actually be handled by your employer’s insurers or solicitors.

What if my employer has ceased trading?


We will trace the employers’ liability insurers of your former employers who will be responsible for paying the compensation you are entitled to.

What are the time limits on making a claim?


You have three years from the date you were diagnosed with an industrial disease or illness condition to make a claim. There are exceptions to this and it is worth contacting us in any event, even if you are outside this time.

Can I make claim for compensation if I’m self-employed, or a contractor?


If you were a contractor or sub-contractor and somebody else was responsible for your health and safety then you will be able to claim.  You must prove that it was not your responsibility to control your working environment.  Unfortunately if you are self-employed you are solely responsible for your working environment and therefore you will not be able to pursue a claim.

Will I have to go to court?


Only a small percentage of industrial disease claims brought will actually proceed to trial though we do prepare every case in depth to make sure we are ready should it go to court.

The procedural system is geared towards encouraging parties to be open with each other so that any claims for compensation can be settled without the need for going to court, which can save both time and cost.

A lot of people are naturally nervous and uncomfortable about going to court.  We understand this and will advise you every step of the way, should your case reach a trial.

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