Vibration White Finger Claims
Vibration white finger has been recognised as a condition caused by working in an industrial environment for years. People affected by the condition regularly make vibration white finger claims to compensate them for the fact that their lifestyle has had to change because of their employer's negligence.
This page looks at what's involved in making vibration white finger claims, and the points you should bear in mind if you're thinking about making a claim.
Making successful vibration white finger claims
In order to make a vibration white finger claim, it must be shown that an employer was negligent, which means they failed in the duty of care they are legally obliged to extend to all employees, company visitors and contract workers.
Employers of those working with vibrating power tools or vibrating machinery should implement strategies to reduce the risk of vibration white finger, as well as providing advice and information to employees about how to reduce the risks on a daily basis. For more information on causes and how to prevent vibration white finger, visit our causes of vibration white finger page.
If an employer has failed to take these steps, and an employee has become a vibration white finger sufferer as a result, that employee may be eligible to claim vibration white finger compensation.
Points to bear in mind:
- As with other industrial accident claims, there needs to be a link between your condition and the work you were asked to do.
- You have three years from the date that you recognise that you had symptoms to start your claim, not from the time you were using vibrating machinery. This is because the symptoms of vibration white finger can sometimes take months, or even years to appear.
- Any compensation awarded in vibration white finger claims comes from the employer's insurance provider, and not your employer's business.
- Vibration white finger claims can be made even if your employer is no longer operating. This is because the claim is then made against the insurance provider they had when the company was active.
Ready to get started?
If you think you have a claim, call us today or start your claim online - our solicitors are experienced in handling vibration white finger claims and can advise you on the way forward with your case and fill in most of the paperwork on your behalf.
All of our solicitor firms can work on a no win no fee basis, so if you don't receive compensation, it won't cost you a penny in fees or costs.
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