Vibration white finger compensation may be available if your symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions. If you believe that your employer could have done more to prevent the onset of your vibration white finger symptoms, you may be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.
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Vibration white finger – claim time limit
We advise speaking to us as soon as you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Any cause for delay in beginning your vibration white finger compensation claim may be taken into account regarding your personal injury claim time limit. Even if you have since retired or changed career, we may be able to help. For further information, please see What is the personal injury claim time limit? or contact us today for instant answers and peace of mind.
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Vibration white finger symptoms
Long term contact with vibrating power tools or vibrating machinery may cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the lower arms, hands, and fingers. In certain cases, continuous exposure to vibration can also damage the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even bone.
Vibration white finger symptoms
- Poor grip
- Pain & tingling
- Uncomfortable throbbing
- Reduced manual dexterity
- White fingers (Renaud’s syndrome)
- Reduced sensory perception in the fingers
Tingling and numbness
Tingling and numbness typically begins in the finger tips. These symptoms will usually become apparent some hours after finishing work. Where the condition is not treated, symptoms could spread to the hands, wrists, and lower arm.
Whiteness in the fingers
Whiteness in the fingers occurs where damage to the blood vessels prevents normal blood flow. The condition is linked to cold conditions, and is usually followed by a red flush and painful throbbing as the blood returns.
Reduced manual dexterity
Your symptoms could include the loss of manual dexterity. This typically becomes increasingly noticeable when attempting tasks such as housekeeping, gardening, cooking, tying shoe laces, and grooming.
Power tools linked to vibration white finger
- Nail gun
- Wood router
- Power drill
- Floor sander
- Angle grinder
- Sewing machine
- Pneumatic drill
- Gardening machinery
What is Raynaud’s syndrome?
Raynaud’s Syndrome is the name given to the ‘white finger’ effect associated with vibration white finger. This occurs where damaged blood vessels prevent the flow of oxygen rich blood to the fingers. You may experience symptoms daily. Applying heat to the affected area can help to reduce discomfort. Factors such as cigarette smoke, air conditioning, and stress are known to aggravate symptoms.
Vibration white finger compensation – expert advice
If you believe that your vibration white finger symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, speak to our dedicated team of industrial disease solicitors today.
Depending on the circumstances of your vibration white finger claim, we may be able to help you to access expert medical care and tailored rehabilitation support. For further information on the types of rehabilitation that may be available, please see my rehabilitation
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