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Vibration White Finger

vibration-white-finger.jpgCommon types of vibrating tools

  • Needle gun
  • Stihl Saw
  • Jigger pick
  • Road breaker (also known as a Jack Hammer)
  • Chipping Hammer
  • Impact Wrench
  • Riveting gun
  • Chain Saw
  • Whacker Plate
  • Air Grinder
  • Hand held circular saws
  • Concrete breakers
  • Engraving pen
  • Caulking Hammer
  • Nibblers
  • Nut runners
  • Pencil Grinders
  • Power Hammers
  • Rock drill

What are the symptoms?

Sufferers of VWF notice that particularly in cold weather their fingers will turn white, their grip has become worse over the years leading to cups being dropped and difficulty picking up small change from a table. In addition some sufferers also experience pins and needles in their hands and muscle aches. These symptoms can develop at anytime (but particularly in a cold environment) and can last for several minutes.

Who can claim?

Generally speaking, those people who have used vibrating tools (such as those listed above) in the industries listed can claim if they used vibratory tools after 1975. Those workers who worked in other industries may be able to claim if they used the tools after 1990 onwards.

How can we help?

Oxley & Coward has a specialist team of experienced lawyers dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of vibration white finger. We have membership of the special Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. From start to finish, we aim to make the whole claim process as simple and easy as possible. Over the years we have helped hundreds of clients recover thousands of pounds of compensation.

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