White Finger Vibration Claims Scotland

Making a Claim for Vibration White Finger or Hand /Arm Vibration Syndrome in Scotland.

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There are tens of thousands of people affected by Vibration White Finger, an industrial diseases that is also called the Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. This condition affects the arm joints, muscles, blood vessels and nerves after prolonged exposure to high frequencies of vibration ranging from 5 Hz to 2,000 Hz; although, there risks are greater in frequencies between 5 Hz and 150 Hz.

What Are The Symptoms?

Vibration white finger is triggered by prolonged use of machineries that vibrate. No matter how small or big a vibrating tool is, it can still cause harm to people who use them over long periods of time, with debilitating results that can damage the muscles, nerves and joints of a person, who will then need long-term care and treatment.

  • This condition affects the nerves, blood vessels and joints of the hand and the wrists
  • Vibration white finger can also lead to numbing and/or tingling of the fingers
  • The fingers can drastically change from an intense red colour to white
  • People suffering from vibration white fingers report severe loss of dexterity

The loss of a sufferer’s dexterity is often the most frustrating and worrying symptom of this condition, primarily because in severe cases it can lead to accidents. The person’s ability to handle objects, as well as the strength of grip can be significantly affected by the numbing and tingling sensations, with episodes that can last for hours.

How can you avoid vibration white fingers? This condition can be avoided by using tools and machineries according to the approved safety and industrial regulations. However, many employers neglect to provide their employees the correct guidelines and safety protection. In fact, there are more than 3,000 new cases that are recorded annually, despite of new regulations implemented since 2005.
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What Kind of Compensation Can You Claim?

You can recover compensation if the following conditions/circumstances are met:

  • For pain and suffering—the compensation for injury caused by vibration white finger leading to pain and suffering depends on the number of digits (fingers) involved, as well as whether there’s a sensorineural or vascular component damage that can impact on the person’s daily life and work. The figures often involved in this kind of compensation ranges from £2000 – £9000.
  • For financial or wage loss—you will also be compensated if you had to change jobs because your hands are unable to perform as they usually do.
  • For future loss—this is applicable if the condition has had a significant impact on your employment.
  • For your family’s inconvenience—you are eligible for compensation if your family had to be inconvenienced for having to carry out added tasks or chores in the household as a result of your injury or condition.

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Who are affected?

Because Vibration White Finger is almost caused exclusively by extensive use of tools and machineries that vibrate, any person working in an industry or business that requires their prolonged use may be affected.

Here is a sample list highlighting the worst affected fields of industry:

  • Construction (use of jackhammers, etc)
  • Building and maintenance of railways, bridges and roads
  • Management of estates (i.e. maintenance of parks, grounds, rail side verges, and water courses)
  • Foundries
  • Mines
  • Quarries
  • Forestry
  • Heavy engineering
  • Motor vehicle repair and manufacture
  • Manufacturing of concrete products
  • Repair and shipbuilding
  • Public utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telecommunications

All of our lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of personal Injury law in Scotland. We work on a No Win No Fee basis; which means all your legal fees are covered no matter what the outcome of your claim win or lose. Unlike other legal firms we allow you to keep 100% of your compensation. Start your claim now call us on 0800 011 9547