Vibration White Finger

Many people during their working life have used vibrating tools. These tools were supplied by their employers and they were expected to use the tools in order to speed up their working procedures. However, unbeknown to thousands of workers they were exposing themselves to a risk of developing Vibration White Finger and years of pain and misery. We at Oxley & Coward have helped hundreds of such workers to claim compensation.

Who used vibratory tools?

Workers in the following industries often used vibratory tools (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Car Industry workers (both privately owned and under nationalisation)
  • Ship builders and repairers
  • Road construction workers
  • Local authority workers such as joiners, brick layers and masons
  • Rail workers
  • Power industry workers (CEGB and contractors)
  • Ex- nationalised industry workers such as YEB, British Gas
  • Steel workers such as Fettlers

Common types of vibrating tools

  • Needle guns
  • Stihl Saws
  • Jigger picks
  • Road breakers (also known as a Jack Hammer)
  • Chipping Hammers
  • Impact Wrenches
  • Riveting guns
  • Chain Saws
  • Whacker Plates
  • Air Grinders
  • Hand held circular saws
  • Concrete breakers
  • Engraving pens
  • Caulking Hammers
  • Nibblers
  • Nut runners
  • Pencil Grinders
  • Power Hammers
  • Rock drills

What are the symptoms?

Many sufferers of VWF notice that particularly in cold weather their fingers will turn white, their grip has become worse over the years leading to cups being dropped and difficulty picking up small change from a table. In addition some sufferers also experience pins and needles in their hands and muscle aches. These symptoms can develop at anytime (but particularly in a cold environment) and can last for several minutes.

Who can claim?

Generally speaking, those people who have used vibrating tools (such as those listed above) in the industries listed can claim if they used vibratory tools after 1975. Those workers who worked in other industries may be able to claim if they used the tools after 1990 onwards.

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Don’t worry about costs! We offer “NO WIN NO FEE” agreements so there is no risk to you in pursuing your claim.

How can we help?

Oxley & Coward has a specialist team of experienced lawyers dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of vibration white finger. We have membership of the special Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. From start to finish, we aim to make the whole claim process as simple and easy as possible. Over the years we have helped hundreds of clients recover thousands of pounds of compensation.

We offer a “NO WIN NO FEE” service to take the risk out of claiming.

Please email injury@oxcow.co.uk or for immediate advice, call on 01709 510999.

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