When considering a vibration injury compensation claim solicitors make a distinction between whole body vibration syndrome (WBVS), hand arm vibration (HAVS) and vibration white finger (VWF). It is important to note that there is no cure for vibration injuries and the most that can be done is to provide relief from some of the symptoms. The most common vibration injury suffered by over 300,000 UK workers is vibration white finger (VWF) which is caused by long term exposure to hand held vibrating tools or machinery - this condition manifests itself by fingers turning white and cold with tingling or numbness. Tools at risk of causing VWF include, but are not limited to: pneumatic tools, drills, chain saws and grinders. In addition to instructing VWF claim solicitors you may also be eligible to receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits following assessment by the Department of Work & Pension.
Vibration white finger may be due to negligence by your employer as a result of inadequate training on hand held vibrating tools or machinery, failure to rotate workload and provide adequate rest breaks thus causing overexposure or simply by not alerting you to the dangers of using vibrating equipment. One important factor to bear in mind in order to make a vibration white finger compensation claim is that exposure must have occurred after 1971. UK law protects employers from vibration white finger claims as a result of exposure prior to 1970, due to the lack of knowledge of the cause of VWF before that date. If you were exposed to vibrating tools or equipment after 1971 and have developed Vibration White Finger you should instruct VWF claim solicitors to make immediate investigations.
Thousands of people fail to recover damages every year because they did not take legal action in time and they lose out on money to which they were entitled. If you have been injured and someone else has been negligent or was in breach of a statutory duty you may be entitled to start a vibration white finger compensation claim. Our VWF claim solicitors operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.
People are often put off from approaching solicitors to make a compensation claim for personal injury because they are worried about incurring costly legal fees. This no longer need be a cause for concern. Under a no win no fee* agreement solicitors will actually agree not to charge any fees at all unless they win the case and recover financial compensation. In the event that you do win the case your legal fees should be recoverable from the person who caused the accident or their insurers. There is therefore no reason why you should not receive all of your compensation in the event that you win your case.
The obvious question though is what happens if you lose? Will you have to pay the other side's expenses and legal fees? The simple answer to this problem is to organise Legal Expense Insurance. Your solicitor can advise you on how to go about purchasing such insurance policy at no cost to yourself. In the event that you lose your case the insurance policy not only pays the other side's costs for you, it also repays the cost of the insurance itself. Therefore, not only is it no win no fee*, but also if you lose there is no financial liability.
Damages is the sum of money awarded to a claimant in a VWF claim that represents financial compensation for personal injury and includes :-
Our VWF claim solicitors are all specialists whose case load consists of nothing but personal injury compensation claims. They will keep you fully updated in writing and will always be available to speak to you on the telephone. We are not a claims management company and you will not have to deal with any inexperienced clerks, middlemen or managers. If you would like advice at no cost on vibration injury compensation claims just call the helpline and a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will speak to you on the telephone with no further obligation. We'll ensure that you get a fair deal and we'll maximise your compensation.SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7004