If your doctor or consultant has diagnosed you with Vibration White Finger and you have experience of prolonged use of vibrating tools or machinery in your workplace, contact Seth Lovis & Co today for information about making a vibration white finger claim to ensure compensation for your pain, suffering, lost earnings and medical expenses.
Simply get in touch, and a member of our team will be happy to provide no-obligation legal advice relating to your personal circumstances and the likelihood of making a successful claim.
1918, a landmark study in occupational health
Just after the end of the First World War, the occupational physician Alice Hamilton studied the health of limestone quarry stone cutters who used vibrating air hammers as part of their everyday employment.
During her study many of these workers reported blanching, tingling and numbness in their fingers.
Reporting her findings in the British Journal of Industrial Medicine, Hamilton reported that 89% of the 38 workers surveyed identified as suffering from symptoms of the industrial disease we now know as Vibration White Finger (VWF) or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
The Medical Research Journal estimates that around 300,000 people in Britain suffer from Vibration White Finger with the extraction, energy and water supply industries the most vibration hazardous of all workplaces. Other industries present serious risks, too. These include forestry, construction and mining.
In fact, Vibration White Finger has been dubbed the "number one neuromuscular disorder in the world in manufacturing and construction environments - the most costly, and underappreciated," by a specialist from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
Help with a Vibration White Finger Claim
If you have been diagnosed with Vibration White Finger and have an occupational history of work with riveters, jackhammers, drills, grinders, chainsaws or other vibrating tools or machinery, talk to the specialist Vibration White Finger claim solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co today.
Call us on 0808 252 0678 to speak to a member of our team.