Employers have a duty to ensure that workers are protected from the risk of developing Vibration White Finger (VWF) and must provide adequate training, risk assessments and regular breaks, as well as safe and suitable protective equipment such as anti-vibration gloves. In instances where employers fail to do this and workers develop vibration-related conditions such as VWF of HAVS (Hand Arm Vibrating Syndrome) employees are entitled to make a Vibration White Finger claim.
Around one in ten UK workers who work with vibrating machinery is thought to suffer from VWF.
Power tools that are known to cause vibration injury include pneumatic drills, impact wrenches, hammers, grinders, strimmers, sanders, chainsaws, road breakers and any hand-held vibrating machinery.
George Ide LLP’s personal injury solicitor department is recognised as one of the best in the UK and help secure VWF compensation for people from a number of professions, including:
Whether you have developed the painful and debilitating symptoms of Vibration White Finger while working in one of the above professions or in another setting, our personal injury solicitors can help you secure the full compensation you deserve for the industrial disease.
For legal service that is synonymous with quality and trust, contact George Ide LLP about making a Vibration White Finger claim today.
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