All you need to do to begin a claim for vibration white finger is contact us. We'll discuss your condition, and the work you've done with vibrating tools that could have contributed to it.
Stage One: Information Gathering
You'll have a medical examination with an expert in musculoskeletal disorders to assess your symptoms. They'll consider the severity of your condition and what might have caused it, and whether you're definitely suffering from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
The main symptoms are tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and fingers. A loss of dexterity that makes it difficult to grip things or handle small objects is also common, and the most disruptive symptom. However, the most visible sign is the white discoloration of the fingers – which gives the condition its name – that can eventually turn to an intense red.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
Hand-arm vibration syndrome is often irreversible, but there are treatments that can reduce the symptoms to a manageable level, such as medication and physiotherapy, and we can help you access these from a provider close to your home.
Stage Three: Compensation
We'll calculate how much compensation you need based on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your condition
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will have in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your condition will have on your ability to work
- Your pain and suffering
We'll then put the case to your employer (or former employer). They may accept blame early on, or could challenge the findings, which would result in the claim being settled in court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we will be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. Our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process for vibration white finger, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110.