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The use of hand-held vibrating power tools is common in many industries, particularly construction and manufacturing. Persistent and excessive use of such equipment, however, can lead to a range of painful medical conditions affecting the hands, wrists and fingers. This includes vibration white finger (VWF), otherwise known as hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) which causes severe pain in the fingers, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a nerve disorder affecting the hand and whole-body vibration (WBV).
How to make a vibration injury claim
At Stephensons we have a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers with specialist experience in dealing with accident at work claims and industrial disease claims including vibration white finger and hand arm vibration compensation claims. If you feel you have developed vibration white finger or hand arm vibration syndrome as a direct result of your working environment or feel your employer has failed to implement the appropriate safety procedures to reduce the risk of injury, contact us on 0203 816 0065 for free initial legal advice.
We understand how devastating it can be if you are suffering from vibration white finger or hand arm vibration syndrome and we are fully aware of the amount of stress this injury can cause, emotionally as well as financially, on a family. With this in mind we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation at all times to ensure you have access to the very best rehabilitation services, medical treatments and any ongoing services you may need to aid your recovery and protect your quality of life.