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71 Year Old Former Council Worker Receives Vibration White Finger Compensation

A man has received compensation after he was diagnosed with vibration white finger.

Mr Thompson of Nottingham worked for Nottingham City Council from 1979 to 1992 as a Sewer Worker.

He was exposed to vibration from operating Jigger Picks and Whacker Plates. These tools were used to break up the tarmac and gain access to the sewer pipes.

Mr Thompson noticed tingling and numbness in his fingers and a Court Appointed Expert diagnosed Vibration White Finger.

Alison Gregory of Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Work Illness Team, who handled the claim, said, "I am pleased that Mr Thompson has received compensation for his vibration white finger.

"Mr Thompson was not warned of the dangers or risk of injury from operating vibratory tools nor was his exposure reduced. His employers should have been aware of the risk of injury and because of their failings he now has an irreversible condition."

If you or a loved one has suffered from repetitive strain injuries, such as bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and vibration white finger caused by conditions at work, our solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Industrial Disease Claims page for more information.

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