Vibration White Finger

Although the U.K government and many employers alike have implemented procedures to prevent vibration white finger syndrome (VWF) from affecting industrial workers, there are still hundreds of new VWF cases reported each year.

Your Accident at Work Claims are on hand to support you if you are suffering from vibration white finger as a result of your employers’ negligence. Contact our dedicated legal team to find out if you can claim by clicking here.

Making a vibration white finger with our specialist solicitors

Vibration White Finger, commonly referred to as VWF or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is one of the most common injuries amongst people who work in industrial environments or manual labour jobs, such as construction.

Although it is one of the more common conditions that our legal experts learn of, this doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable for those who have succumbed to VWF.

VWF is caused after suffering from injuries to the muscles and nerves in your arm, hands and fingers, usually a result of excessive use of vibrating tools for long periods of time.

The symptoms of VWF include:

  • A tingling sensation and numbness in your fingers
  • Loss of grip in the affected hand(s)
  • Skin discolouration (usually white or redness) of the fingers and hand
  • Pain in your arm, hand and fingers

If you think that you have fallen victim to a case of VWF, then it is crucial that you seek medical attention to receive a diagnosis before contacting the legal specialists here at Your Accident at Work Claims

Once you have received a diagnosis for vibration white finger that has been caused as a result of repetitive use of vibrating tools in the workplace, call our experienced accident at work solicitors today on 0800 01 54321.

Typical vibration white finger compensation settlements

As VWF can severely affect your ability to use your hands, in some cases the effects of the condition can cause major implications.

Sometimes these effects can be so serious, that both your social and working life can be negatively impacted.

There are many determining factors which contribute to amount of compensation you secure in a successful VWF claim.

For more information, check out our guidelines below to get a rough idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to if you have suffered VWF:

  • Minor VWF

If you are suffering from a minor case of VWF meaning you experience occasional symptoms in only a few fingers which have a modest effect on work or leisure, you can expect to secure from £2,620 to £7,580 in compensation.

  • Moderate VWF

If you have sustained moderate VWF due to the negligence of your employer, meaning you are middle aged and your employment has been maintained or varied only to remove excess vibration, the typical settlement is somewhere between £7,580 to £14,690.

  • Serious VWF

Serious VWF cases account for those whose condition has marked interference with work and domestic activity, with painful attacks occurring all year round. Serious VWF pay-outs range from £14,690 to £27,740.

  • Most Serious VWF

If you are a younger person and your VWF is causing persistent symptoms which have a significant impact on your employment and everyday life, then you are entitled to roughly anywhere from £27,740 to £33,700 in compensation.

It is important to remember that the above figures only account for general damages only.

You may also be entitled to additional compensation known as special damages, which covers any additional costs you may have incurred as a result of your injury, such as money lost due to being off work or any medical care expenditure.

However, VWF cases do differ in nature and the amount of compensation awarded may vary. We would recommend speaking directly to one of our expert accident at work solicitors.

Contact the legal specialists today

Your Accident at work claims can provide you with immediate legal representation, and can support you throughout the entirety of your vibration white finger claim.

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